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Open Source Testing Tools – OpenSourceTesting.org October 27, 2009

Posted by yvettefrancino in QA.
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bart_simpson_open_sourceI am a huge fan of Open Source software — I’ve always loved free stuff…even back in the days when I made a good salary.  Now that I’m unemployed, I LOVE free stuff! I could spend all day just reading about, learning and playing with the abundance of free stuff and never get bored. The other thing that’s cool about Open Source is the collaborative feeling that comes from forums as everyone helps one another.   Of course…there is the down side.  Open source code can have the reputation of  less than perfect quality, no documentation, and no formal support. But, it’s free!  And that’s when we get the chance to help each other and have all those virtual Kumbaya moments. And those of us that like software can dig in and figure out what’s wrong and be heroes! The only downside for me is there is just SO MUCH that’s available that it’s hard to know where to start. Every time I start to learn something new, I find some other new cool site or tool and get distracted.

In any case, thanks to a forum post by Amit on uTest about free test tools, I was pointed to yet another great resource for Software Testers: OpenSourceTesting.org.  There’s so much to explore here. I’ve heard some good things about SeleniumHQ, so that’s where I’m going to start.

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