The shift towards mobile platforms is a strong trend currently and Android is the most widely adopted mobile OS with an estimated market share above 80% in 2014. You should naturally test all the apps developed for Android and a large number of open source testing tools and test automation frameworks have been developed to achieve this goal.
Although Behavior Driven Development has been existing for over 10 years, the methodology hasn’t yet been very popular in the Java world. One reason for this are the existing BDD tools for Java that are cumbersome for developers to use and require a lot of maintenance.
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 features that needs to produce a multi-page 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.
Bug Magnet is an open source Chrome extension that provides an easy access to common software testing problematic values and edge cases. You will be able to access them easily during exploratory testing sessions so that you can fill the tested fields with a chosen value. A Firefox equivalent has also been developed.
SST or Selenium Simple Test is an open source web test framework that uses Python to generate functional browser-based tests. The tests are made up of scripts, created by composing actions that drive a browser and assert conditions. You enjoy the flexibility of the full Python language, along with a convenient set of functions to simplify web testing, but the commands are simple and flexible enough that the tool can also be used by non-programmers.