February 24, 2006

Tester's Tool Box

Here are some great tools you may want in your Tester's Tool Box:

AllPairsAllPairs is a free tool - written by James Bach - which is useful for generating test pairs for testing combinations of software features, two at a time.
BareGrepFree file finding and text searching tool.
BareTailFree real-time log file monitoring and highlighting tool.
BlatWin32 Command Line e-mailing tool.
BugzillaThe famous, free, open-source defect tracking system.
DaphneDaphne is a free system tray application for killing, controlling and debugging Windows processes.
DbVisualizerFree cross-platform database independent visual browsing and editing tool.
EtherealTool for capturing and analyzing network traffic.
FileZillaOpen Source FTP client and Server.
firstobject XML EditFree tool for editing very large XML files.
HttpWatchHTTP viewer and debugger.
InstallWatchRecords modifications made to your PC during the installation of software, hardware, or configuration changes.
Internet Explorer Developer ToolbarThe IE Developer Toolbar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages.
IrfanViewA small freeware graphic viewer for Windows.
JennyJenny is tool for generating pairwise regression tests.
JR Screen RulerFree virtual ruler for your computer screen.
Log-WatchTool - written by Janes Bach - to watch a log file and play a sound when the desired text appears.
LogParserTool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory.
MyIVOFree remote PC access tool.
OpenSTAOpenSTA is an open source tool used for HTTP and HTTPS load and performance testing.
PerlClipPerlClip is a free tool - written by James Bach - used to create strings of test data.
QlockQlock is a free World Clock for both your browser and your desktop.
Screen Rip 32A freeware screen capture utility that let's you capture areas of the screen with a variety of methods.
SmartReplaceFree tool to search and replace text and file names at once in one simple action.
StatOwlComprehensive Aggregate Internet Usage Statistics.
SysInternals UtilitiesA collection of useful and powerful utilities for Windows.
TimeSnapper ClassicAutomatic screenshot journal tool.
Virtual PCVirtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop.
Xenu LinkSleuthSite spidering tool used to check for broken links.
XML NotepadFree tool for viewing, editing and comparing XML files.
WebMonFreeware web page update monitoring program by Colin Markwell.
WinMergeOpen Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms.
WinTaskA terrific general-purpose Windows and browser automation tool.

(last updated June 2, 2009)