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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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 data test automation strategic evaluation

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Software Test Tools Software Evaluation Report

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools Software Evaluation Report provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor. 

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