If you’ve ever worked in carpentry, automotive repair, or even software testing, you’ve undoubtedly come across the adage:

“A tool is only as good as the skills of the craftsman using it.”

Or this common variation:

“A bad workman always blames his tools.”

There’s a lot of truth to this.

But time and time again, products emerge that seem to defy this logic. The iPod, for example, just works. Simple design and intuitive interface make it basically idiot-proof.

Literally anyone can use it… and use it well.

Testuff Is No iPod, But….

I don’t know if Testuff’s test management system will ever reach the global popularity of the iPod (there simply aren’t that many software testers around the world). But I’d like to believe that our platform also defies conventional logic.

True, an expert tester can accomplish more with Testuff than the novice. I don’t deny this. But I also believe that our test case management software is a powerful tool that can help novices become experts – basically escorting them through the process with minimal frustration and effort.

From the beginning, this has been one of our primary goals. To create a software testing platform that was equally applicable and relevant for all levels of users.

To accomplish this, we went out of our way to ensure that each version of Testuff had:

  • A highly intuitive interface. You don’t need to search around for functions and options. Everything is always within easy reach.
  • Minimal training requirements. You can be up and running on Day 1. No lengthy manuals or training workshops required.
  • Ease of install. It works out of the box (or out of the “download” as it were). You don’t need expensive on-site servers or an IT technician to install hardware.
  • Modular functionality. Rather than release a bloated product, we offer a range of add-ons and extras you can use if and when you want to. This a la carte approach also ensures that you have a way to implement your testing methodology. Not only that, you are able to keep using the best trackers and automation tools on the market, rather than a one-size-fits-all package that is “good enough”.

By incorporating these attributes, we’ve created a powerfully robust platform that virtually anyone can use. And not just use – but use very well with minimal effort.

This is one of the hallmarks of a great tool. Instead of focusing your attention on features and functions, you can focus on results and solutions.

It’s analogous to driving a well-made car. Your attention should be on the road – not on finding the button to turn on the lights or windshield wipers.

Testuff Won’t Make You an Expert. But It Makes the Journey Easier

Now don’t get me wrong.

Although I truly believe that Testuff’s test management system is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to continuously evolve, it is a complementary tool.

By this, I mean that you should never stop learning about new methodologies and best practices. Software testing is a process – and if you ever stop growing, you’ll never go from good to great. See our earlier post on this very topic.

But while Testuff will never replace personal initiative and hard work, it will certainly make the journey much easier. Think of it as a personal travel companion that lightens the load and clears away the underbrush as you forge ahead.

Every journey begins with a single step. Take yours today by downloading a free 1-month trial of Testuff.

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