Choosing the right automation tool(s) for the problem at hand

A question that comes up in QA forums is, "which is the best automation tool for [insert problem here]". There is almost always a tongue-in-cheek response of "they're all the best" which of course is correct because each tool is meant to specialize in one or two things. The problem is paring down the list to best fit YOUR needs.

Let's spend this Meetup session discussing the thought process involved in deciding which tool(s) to use for a given problem. This will not be a flame war about tool-A vs. tool-B but rather an understanding of the thought process used to decide which one(s) fit your current needs.

Here are a few variables that we'll discuss: price, support, learning curve, maintenance.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Jim Kellas

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  • Jerry P.

    Jim, Sorry i missed. Could us share the presentation.

    March 27, 2013

  • Doug H.

    Worthwhile presentation and discussion

    March 27, 2013

  • Stephen

    Will this be streamed?

    March 20, 2013

    • Jim K.

      Since I'll be running this Meetup by myself, I don't think I'll have the time to set up streaming this time. I'll try my best, though.

      March 26, 2013

  • David S.

    This looks like a good one, I wish I could make it. Aren't these usually on Mondays?

    March 20, 2013

    • Jim K.

      Sorry for the late reply. Yes, these are usually on Monday nights but my Monday's have been pretty busy lately so I had to switch the day.

      March 26, 2013

  • Paula Slade M.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend.

    March 26, 2013

  • Scott E.

    Sorry, have another obligation

    March 25, 2013

  • Wendy D.

    Can't make it. Will be interested in notes!

    March 20, 2013

  • Rob F.

    Sadly, can't make it. I'll be at the Continuous Delivery meetup in SF.

    March 15, 2013

  • Justin R.

    Same night as "The Secret to Safe Continuous Deployment" (Continuous Delivery San Francisco Meetup)

    March 13, 2013

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