Date: Sunday 24th January 2016
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm GMT
Facilitators: Amy Phillips
Good testing relies on using the right tool at the right time. We’re not talking about automated tests, although those are important too. Instead we’re talking about all those little tools and tricks you use to make your testing effective, and efficient. Your “Swiss Army knife” of testing tools.
In this session we talked about tools. We had browser extensions, security tools, image capturing software, test data creation and lots more (scroll down to see our list). The most interesting thing was just how many of our tools were around taking simple notes to help us plan and report on our testing.
Emma keaveny even went as far as naming pen and paper as her only must have tools.
We named (probably amongst others) the following tools:
Test Reporting / note taking:
TextEdit or Gedit for note taking in Linux usually
Pen and paper
greenshot on win platform
shutter for linux are great to take screenshots and add some edits (arrows, explanation, etc..).
Psr (problem steps recorder) within windows
QuickTime or screenflow for recording videos of issues
http://logio.org ..was free and useful for testers
Autohotkey for automating some of the basic workflow
The conversation was fast paced so I’m sure there were plenty more tools mentioned. Take a look through the full transcript to find more!
The following additional resources were mentioned during the session.
Stephen Janaway’s extensive list of browser extensions
Gojko Adzic named a LOT of things, tools in this article.
As always, thanks to everyone who joined us for this session.
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