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4.2. Test Tool Consideration

As a test engineer seeking to outline a test program in support of the next project and considering the use of automated test tools as part of that effort, you will have followed the course outlined in Chapters 2 and 3 to get started. These two chapters laid out a plan for performing a preliminary assessment intended to determine whether the test team should incorporate the use of automated test tools in a specific project and for identifying the potential benefits inherent in the use of these tools. In Chapter 3, the test team evaluated a host of prospective test tools, finding one or more that support all of the operating environments and most of the GUI languages that apply. Now let’s assume that the next project requiring test support has been identified.

After following the guidance outlined in Section 4.1, the test engineer has reviewed the test process and defined test goals, objectives, and strategies. With this understanding, he or she can decide whether to continue pursuing the use of an automated test tool. Specifically, the test engineer seeks to verify that the previously identified automated test tools will actually work in the environment and effectively meet the system requirements. Figure 4.4 depicts the various steps involved in test tool consideration.


  

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