Your input is needed!

Hi there,

just a quick post to ask for some help from you, my readers.

I have just started writing a short ebook, in which I will introduce a number of useful open source, Java-based testing tools. It will feature lots of code snippets and examples, some of them you might have seen on this site already, but also hopefully enough new material to keep all of you interested.

What I would like to ask you is:

According to you, what are the tools that definitely need to be included in such an ebook?

I’ll probably focus on functional testing tools in the first version of this ebook, but any suggestion is highly appreciated.

I’m looking forward to your suggestions! Please post them as a comment to this post for all to see. I’ll get back to writing in the meantime.

8 thoughts on “Your input is needed!

  1. Selenium for sure…
    Selenium WebDriver for testNG framework for hybrid framework (data driven + page objects) with using csv / xls file

    • Hi Christo,

      thank you for your suggestions! Selenium and TestNG are definitely on the list, as is the Page Object pattern and data driven testing.

  2. Hi,

    I suggest you to include the useful and most frequently used add on s list for selenium like Third Party Drivers, Bindings, and Plugins etc

    • And thank you too for your suggestions! I’ve included some of these already, even though the ebook is not nearly complete yet.

      By the way, what’s your first name? I’d like to include a quick thank you to everyone who did suggestions that made in into the ebook 🙂

  3. I hope I am not too late to reply. Apart from testing tools it would be a great help if you can touch upon open source utilities for example to read data from excel we can use POI. Similary for pdf we cn use iText.

    If we list down all such utilities it would be a one stop reference guide for newbies.

    Second, I would like to request if you can talk about various best practices also

    • Hi Sunny,

      you’re definitely not too late.. To be honest writing has been very slow the last couple of weeks.

      Thank you very much for your suggestions, I will definitely use them! Especially the suggestion to take a look at other useful libraries for testing is something I hadn’t thought about myself, but I can see that it would be very valuable.

      As for the best practices, I’m not too keen on the concept of best practices in general to be honest. They tend to cause a lot of discussion as what works best in one situation might not work as well in others, so I’d rather leave them out altogether.

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