Testlink Vs Testopia
We are using Testlink as our test case management tool and Bugzilla for defect tracking system.
Does any one have a idea about the advantages of Testopia over Testlink?
My opinion is don't use either.
Testopia was a bolt on for bugzilla. It's database is rather flat so it's capabilities are very limited, especially if you wan to extend it. (At a previous company we choose testlink over testtopia for that reason) Probably one of the few test management tools I think is even worse than TestLink. Probably the only thing worse is hacking Jira to manage test cases.
Testlink was designed long ago at a time when database space was expensive. The DB structure had no idea how to do efficient tree structures on the DB, so all the queries are slow the deeper you get. (I have a long history with them. Previous company I worked for donated over $100k to the open source project because we thought it be cheaper over 2 years than licensing for several hundred people a commercial tool. I've also hacked in some features on an internal fork for TestLink, which I found extremely painful due to their DB structure.) I really think some other people should take over the project and do a clean reboot.
There are plenty of tools that are around $25-60 / person / month, that does a much better job in my opinion.
What is the best program to use? I asked on guy and he told me all of them suck, the open source and the paid ones.
How about Quality Center (ALM)?
Rally. You could make the test cases into stories.
I just went through an evaluation of the test management tools out there. We had been using Quality Center but were balking at the license renewal/increase costs. Decided on SpiraTest for 1/10th the price and that's even with them doing hosting. Has all the features we needed from Quality Center and a QC importer. Excellent customer support too.
Last edited by NoUse4aName; 09-23-2013 at 10:05 AM.