Let’s look at some of the useful tools for Software Testers. These tools are widely used in the work environment for Manual testing and Automation development purpose.
- Build Tools
- File Editors
- CI Tools
- Virtualization Tools
Java Development Kit (JDK)
The JDK is a collection of tools that can be used by a developer to create Java applications. The JDK includes a Java compiler that makes Java source code readable by the computer.
These two aspects of the Java Platform are:
- Java Run time Environment (JRE).
- Java Development Kit (JDK)
The JRE provides the operating system the means to run Java programs.The JDK comes with a JRE and source zip file.
Steps to Download and Install JDK :
Oracle Website: https://www.oracle.com
IntelliJ IDEA is a Java IDE from JetBrains. The Community Edition is free and open-source. The IDE provides first-class support for Top Frameworks. The IDE supports many programming languages.
JetBrains Website: https://www.jetbrains.com
Eclipse is a popular open-source IDE for Java and other programming languages. Eclipse supports multiple editions like Java development, Enterprise Web development, C++ development etc.
Eclipse Website: https://www.eclipse.org
Maven Build Tool
Maven is a build automation tool. Maven’s main features are build automation, dependency management, and project life-cycle management.
Maven Website: https://maven.apache.org
Free SSH and Telnet client for Windows operating system. We can use PuTTY tool to connect and access web and application servers in secure fashion.
SCP (Secure Copy) utility for Windows. Using WinSCP tool we can copy files securely between your computer and other web/application servers within work environment and sometimes to outside network.
Notepad++ is free and open-source programming text editor for Windows. Notepad++ is like enhanced version of standard Windows Notepad application. The tool is lightweight and packed with powerful features.
VMWare Workstation is a virtualization software. The tool allows you to run multiple virtual machines with their own guest OS on a single physical computer.
Postman is a popular open-source tool to create APIs and to test the APIs. The tool supports both manual and automated API testing.
Jenkins is an open-source tool for Continuous Integration. Integrate code frequently and multiple times using Jenkins.