How to evaluate testing tools?
Hello everyone, i am new here so please be patient with me..
I'm going to do a research and i have an idea that is related to testing tools. Reading through all the discussions, most of the forumer here know lots about testing and i consider that as a bonus for me as most of the forumer seems to have far more better perspective than my partners.
The title would be "A Methodology to Evaluate Performance Test Tool (or just test tool)". I find that this topic is not easy to find on the internet either. Most search engine would consider the word 'evaluate' as the evaluation part in the SDLC
The research will be about the stages, steps, information-flows, and so on that should be involved when we want to evaluate/assess/selecting testing tool(s). I'm considering of including concepts such as Balance Scorecard, CMMI and so on. What i need is just some basic view and good opinion
I know most of the forumers have experience in handling testing activities, therefore I need to know what are the considerations and the criteria commonly looked by tester and when assessing the capability of each tool.
Perhaps anyone could suggest the basic stages that should be included. One example of stages that i found was: www.comp.ncat.edu/faculty/torres/comp600st/Lectures/class18.ppt
If u can provide me with some of your actual views on this issue, i will be very grateful. I'm in the process of learning more about testing right now.
(To the first response, my university provide a program for Info. System Engineering. Although i did said i prefer to be a system analyst, testing is also part of the whole courses. Right now, the faculty only focusing more on documentation like SDD, SRS, STR and STD. Too much documentation but sadly less practical training. So far, the lecturers here [98% are female] can only provide so much about system requirements and less on providing real solution. Writing in this forum is only a small part of my efforts to gather as many info. as i can.
I apologize if i do not appropriately address the forum users or using broken-english. It is my mistake for being too casual...and therefore, i will learn from it. TQ)
Re: My \"Methodology for evaluating testing tool\"
"u guys" is not an appropriate form of address for the people here. Please avoid the use of texting entirely.
I thought I had a handle on your objectives, but your last sentence blew me away: "...focusing on becoming a system analyst" Maybe it's just a liguistic disconnect, but a system(s) analyst doesn't get involved (much) with testing tools, performance or otherwise.
Regarding questions like "Should i use the word 'methodology'?" -- unless things are very different in Malaysian universities than they are in those in the USA, you need to spend a significant amount of time with the professor advising you on your thesis. I probably spent a total of two hours in several meeting with mine before he and I agreed on just the title!
I was also uneasy whether, as a learner in testing, you have the knowledge (you clearly don't have the experience if you are still a student, right?) to tackle a subject like this.