Tools for Integrated Test Platforms

Regardless of your current state of tools, building an effective Continuous Integration suite of significant automated regression tests is the key to moving to a higher level of confidence in today’s development world.

In the evolution timeline of software development tools, new tools have recently proliferated. We have all been sold on collaboration, transparency and traceability – but that is not enough. Today, test tools are more often taking center stage. Integrated test platforms can push us deeper technically, help test faster, add more tools for our use and help us provide better, faster appraisals of the product under test.

In this article, I will discuss the introduction and integration of test tools into project wide tools, called ALM (application lifecycle management) and go into greater details about eXtreme Programming’s important Continuous Integration practice.

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."