Michael Hackett – Senior Vice President of LogiGear Corporation and Editor-in-Chief of Logigear Magazine, offers his thoughts on testing tools.
Testing tools – very important, very often overlooked, and very often where mistakes are made.
First, the most common mistake people make about tools is thinking tools are only about test automation! False. Automation tools are merely one type of testing tool. We will try to balance this issue between test automation tools and other test tools.
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.
Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."