Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.
market for test automation tools
more sophisticated. However, the market supports a wide range of tools that may give you greater bang for your buck, some integrated with test automation, and some offering an entirely different way to address the quality of your system. Buyers who ignore these tools may be missing the opportunity to make the most of their investment. Test Automation Tools—a General Description Test automation tools fall into three broad categories; unit test tools, capture-replay tools, and load test tools. Each is