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Automated Software Testing: Introduction, Management, and Performance by John Paul, Jeff Rashka, Elfriede Dustin

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Chapter 3. Automated Test Tool Evaluation and Selection

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

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Frequently, the selection of an automated test tool is accomplished long after the development platform and development tools have been determined. In an ideal situation, the organization’s test team would be able to select a test tool that fits the criteria of the organization’s system engineering environment as well as a pilot project that is in the early stages of the system development life cycle. In reality, a project often has a detailed system design in place before the concern for software ...

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