You Can’t Evaluate a Test Tool by Reading a Data Sheet

All data sheets look pretty much alike. The buzzwords are the same: Industry Leader, Unique Technology, Automated Testing, and Advanced Techniques. It's mind numbing. Over the past few years the test automation tool market has become cluttered with tools that all claim to do the same thing: Automate Testing. Wikipedia lists 38 test framework tools for C/C++ alone. Unfortunately for potential users, when viewing product literature, or simplistic demos, many of these test tools look very much alike.

This white paper provides data that engineers should consider when they are evaluating software test automation tools, specifically dynamic test automation tools.