“Test automation tools have been around for about 30 years, yet many automation attempts fail, or at least are only partially successful.”*

You can find hundreds of commercial and non commercial tools which assist automation in real world. Today let me talk about QuickTest Professional. QTP was originally developed by Mercury Interactive and subsequently acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2006. QTP supports almost all available development environments due to availability of
different Add-Ins.

QTP has been one of the most popular automation tools in the recent times. We at Testing Circus have been publishing a regular article on this tool since its first edition in September 2010. In this edition we have captured and republished few of the most commonly encountered utilities in QTP. We hope our readers would love this collection.

It is worth thinking the role of automation in software testing. Various scholars have been arguing against tools citing reasons such as tools cannot think. Also it is worth questioning – how much automation is actually automated. These arguments will last and continue to exist. We will continue to listen to both sides of the net and will publish
opinions from both sides. Our emphasis on exploratory testing and regular articles from Tools Journal is an attempt to fulfil this.

Enjoy this edition of Testing Circus. Write to us your comments. Thanks to Ajoy for asking me to be the editor of this edition.

– Jaijeet Pandey

 

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