In most of your software testing activities, you need data. Sometimes you can rely on a small sample, but if you want to perform some load testing or if you want to test a feature that needs to produce a multipage invoice, then you start to need more than just two or three occurrences. Test data generators are tools that can help you in this task with the automatic generation of hundreds or thousands of customers, products or accounts items with different attributes for their id, email, name, etc.
We all say that testing is important—after all, for any requirement, we can only say that it’s “done” when all the relevant tests have been passed. But “important” isn’t the same as “valuable.” That’s not only an important distinction, it’s also one that QA people don’t get to make.
Pairwise testing is a black box testing techniques that aims to achieve a nice test coverage of an application with a good benefit-cost ratio. This article provides a list of some of the best tools that are available to automate the pairwise testing approach.