Test.Bash(); 2021 - What’s Your Approach to Comparing Tools with Each Other? - Shweta Sharma

Shweta Sharma has been sharing how they go about comparing tools with one another.

We’ll use this Club thread to share resources mentioned during the session and answer any questions we don’t get to during the live session.

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Shweta’s Twitter and LinkedIn links -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shwetasharma84
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shwetaneelsharma/

Tools mentioned during the talk

Applitools
Percy
LambdaTest
Chromatic
Happo
Screener

BackdropJS
Cypress Plugin

Thoughtworks Radar is a good place to look for different tools, platforms - Technology Radar | An opinionated guide to technology frontiers | Thoughtworks

Shweta suggested to use MoSCoW prioritisation for selecting the tool - MoSCoW method - Wikipedia

Questions answered during the talk -

  1. How do I know when to stop evaluation and just get started using a tool?
  2. Are there any short-cuts we could consider when we need a choice fast, or we don’t have time to invest in a complete comparison?
  3. Is there a blog post, or some example tables you can share? I am loving the detail on the methodological approach and I want to give this a go at work!

Questions we didn’t get chance hit -

  1. Would you do a PoC for each tool that reaches the Assess phase?
  2. Do you use criteria to exclude (instead for selecting)? If so, what are those exclude criteria you usually use?
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@shweta_sharma Please could you post the link to the spreadsheet here :slight_smile:

Great talk!
One question I had was about “excluding criteria”. Do you use such kinda of criteria, not to select but to exclude some possible solutions? If so, can you give some examples of exclusion criteria?
Thanks :slight_smile:

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