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ACTSTestingAutomated Combinatorial Testing for Software. Java-based, works on Mac. A combinatorial testing tool that can be used to generate n-way test sets.
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AlfredUtilitiesMacOS utility for text expansion, better searching, etc
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Brave BrowserTesting, WebAnother Chromium based browser, but good for security and privacy
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Bug MagnetBrowser ExtensionChrome Plugin makes it easy to do boundary analysis + populate junk data. Exploratory testing assistant for common boundary and equivalance class analysis data.
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Charles ProxyTestingA useful for debugging traffic. A little more in depth than Chrome Dev Tools. Mac Only
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ClearCacheBrowser ExtensionChrome Plugin makes it easy to reset all cache / stored browser data.
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Docker for Mac
Development, Containers
Run containers on your local computer. Many development environments are / should be setup this way.
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DropboxTesting, NotesPerfect for sharing / storing testing documentation, cheat sheets, heuristic models, templates, etc.
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Fake FillerBrowser Extension
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FiddlerTesting, UtilitiesAn excellent debugging and network monitoring tool. Windows only. Mac version is terrible.
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focus boosterTime ManagementMac. Great for time boxing / test sessions
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Form FillerBrowser ExtensionFills in form fieldss with junk data so you can quickly go through them
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Google ChromeTesting, Web
The fastest and best built browser. Combined with their dev tools makes it easy to diagnose problems
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Google Chrome CanaryTesting, WebThe canary build can be run alongside the production build giving you twice as many browers.
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htaccess testerWebTest your htaccess rewrite rules
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iTerm2UtilitiesPowerful command line tool for the mac, better than the built in tool.
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JenkinsTesting, Web
Open source continuous integration server. Installed locally it can be configured to kick off automated tests and report on them.
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JMeterTestingMore advanced load testing tool
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LastpassBrowser Extension
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MultiTest DesignA test tool that generates test ideas from boolean and rational operators. It is written in Java, and includes both a GUI, applet, and command-line utility.
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PICTTest DesignPairwise Indepedent Combinatorial Tool. (Windows only). Also open source.
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PostmanTesting, WebAPI interface that is great for accessing APIs and running tests. Comes in both a Chrome pugin and a Mac app.
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PSequelDatabasePostgreSQL UI tool for macOS
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SlackCommunicationExcellent communication tool for within teams. Lots of easy sharing and expression
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RectangleUtilitiesMove and resize Mac windows with ease.
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TablePlusDatabaseA freemium database client with a very clean UI.
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VirtualBoxTesting, DevelopmentA solid (virtual) machine host for alternate testing + reproducing issues.
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Visual Studio Code
Text Editors, Development
My prefered IDE, Text Editor for development
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Windows VMs
Development, Containers
Microsoft gives away free Windows virtual machines for testing on IE and Edge
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XcodeDevelopment
Emulators, Command Line tools, everything you need to do web and mobile development on MacOS
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Xmind ZenTestingConcept / Mindmap tool for visualizing test strategies and test plans. General documentation
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