Open Source Tools For Automation Testing

Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report for 2015–2016 has predicted that QA would grow by 40 percent in 2017. The same report also highlighted that Test automation has become widespread in the market, with 72% adoption. Although with technology like Cloud, IoTs, and Mobile Apps, there had been new challenges, intelligence-led QA, and testing had been and would be the demanding trend in 2016 and 2017.

@Teknospire we aim to use the latest technology to be adaptive to the trends so that we provide our customers with world-class services and apps. With the same motive our QA team @ Teknospire has been working with Open Source Automation Tools like Eclipse, Selenium WebDriver, TestNG, Maven and Jenkins and this post will talk about them and how they are making a difference in delivering a Quality Product to the customer.


    • What is Eclipse Tool?

A tool to develop Java applications and maintain the Java development environment. However, with the use of other plugins its use could also be extended to generate ABAP, C, C++, COBOL, NATURAL, PHP, etc.

    • Who uses Eclipse Tool?

Used by JAVA Developers

    • When To Use Eclipse Tool?

If you

      1. Are building a Java software/application
      2. Need a tool that could be integrated easily with other interfaces
      3. Need an optimum “time-to-market” parameter coupled with the latest technology
      4. Need efficiency and agility in coding techniques
      5. Are looking for testing at any phase of development
      6. Need tools for simplified refactoring

Then Eclipse is for YOU!

    • Eclipse @Teknospire

We are using the tool to develop our different product offerings in FinTech and HealthTech sectors. It has helped us  –

    1. As a brilliant Debugging tool
    2. With its excellent navigation capability, helped us in saving time and exploring the right definition/method.
    3. As it is an open source and independent of operating platform, have helped us in developing products that could be used on any OS or mobile applications

Selenium WebDriver

    • What is Selenium Webdriver?

It is a tool for automating web application testing, and to verify that they work as expected. It aims to provide a friendly API that’s easy to explore and understand and help to make your tests easier to read and maintain.

    • Who uses Selenium Webdriver?

Used by Testers and QA Team

    • When To Use Selenium Webdriver?

If you are –

      1. Looking for seamless interaction with different browsers
      2. Need support for various programming languages like Ruby, Python, C#, Java
      3. In Need of Keyword driven framework

Then Selenium Webdriver is a tool for you!

    • Selenium Webdriver @Teknospire

With our different product offerings in FinTech and HealthTech sector, it is crucial for us to check the quality of the offerings on various browsers and Selenium Webdriver helps us in achieving it. The key features that assist us in our test execution is –

    1. It direct calls the web browser and executes the test, making a possibility of a standalone client.
    2. With its Object oriented framework, it just depends on the browser and OS compatibility and does not seek the support of any other entity and also offers speedy executions.
    3. It supports very less CPU and RAM consumption for script execution.
    4. It can be integrated with MAVEN kind of framework for source code compilation.
    5. It can be integrated with TestNG testing framework for testing our applications and generating reports.
    6. It can be integrated with Jenkins for continuous integration and other open source tools for supporting other feathers.


    • What is TestNG?

TestNG is a testing framework designed to simplify a broad range of testing needs, from unit testing (testing a class in isolation of the others) to integration testing (entire testing systems made of several classes, several packages and even several external frameworks, such as application servers)

    • Who uses TestNG?

Used by Testers and QA Team

    • When To Use TestNG?

If you are looking for –

      1. Using a Tool along with Webdriver
      2. Parallel test executions
      3. Grouping of test cases
      4. Data Parametrizations
      5. Log and report generations

Then TestNG is for you!

    • TestNG @Teknospire

With a demand to lessen the “Time-to-market” parameter and providing quick releases it is important to group the test cases or ability to do parallel execution and TestNG has helped us to achieve it. The HTML report created serves handily to be later used by developers for debugging in case of failure. Annotations helps to set program or function priority easy.


    • What is MAVEN?

Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven addresses two aspects of building software: first, it describes how software is developed, and second, it describes its dependencies.

    • Who uses MAVEN?

Primarily used by Testers, QA Team and Build Team

    • When To Use MAVEN?

If you need –

      1. Standard Directory Structure
      2. To sort out package dependencies
      3. Good plugins support for documentation, code generation or project management
      4. Smooth Execution of test cycles and Integration Testing
      5. To build artifacts with no prerequisites
    • MAVEN @Teknospire

MAVEN has enhanced our productivity with its robust build that comes along with dependencies. With MAVEN serving as a Debugging and collaboration tool with its easy access to source code and Javadoc. It also helps us in getting rid of duplicates with its Project Object Model [POM] hierarchy.


    • What is JENKINS?

Jenkins is a cross-platform, continuous integration and continuous delivery application that could increase your productivity. With continuous it means every time someone pushes a new code, a new build is ready to be deployed and tested.

    • Who uses JENKINS?

Used by developers, testers, QA team and build team

    • When To Use JENKINS?

If you are looking for –

      1. Tracking issues and bugs at an early stage of development
      2. Need to win on the “time-to-market” parameter
      3. An open source tool with user-friendly GUI
      4. A tool that has support for different plugins
      5. Is compatible with various environments
      6. Proper documentations and community help to sort out any technical issues

Then JENKINS is for you!

    • JENKINS @Teknospire

We are using JENKINS to support our continuous quality improvement check, with every new code pumped in, we get a daily build, and it is deployed in our test environment. It helps us in seeking if the code has caused a major issue or is stable enough.

Do you have any different reasons to use the above tools? Do let us know in the comments sections.