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Navigating The Agile Testing Tool Landscape

Revamp Your Testing Tool Strategy For Agile Development

July 18, 2013

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As your developers shift to Agile practices, they will invariably perform more testing themselves. So where does that leave your quality assurance (QA) professionals? They need to adapt by getting deeply involved in the daily operations of the development team. Advanced practices like test-driven development, increased testing automation, and continuous build and integration make a significant impact on the day-to-day activities of both developers and testers. These shifts in testing practices also change how development teams select testing tools: Developers want tools that easily plug into their integrated development environments (IDEs), while QA and other software professionals prefer tools that offer a higher level of abstraction and are easy to use. This report details how Agile teams are revamping their testing tool strategy to work well in an Agile development context.

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Table of Contents

  • Agile Practices Are Breaking Apart Traditional Testing Organizations
  • The Tools Landscape Reflects The Ascendency Of Agile Test Practices
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Evaluate Agile Testing Tools With The Five Must-Haves In Mind
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Adapt Your Tool Strategy To Support Testing Within Agile Teams
  • Supplemental Material
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