PREFER FAMILIAR SOLUTIONS

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Pattern Summary

Given the same benefits prefer a tool or a scripting language that is already known in-house.

Category

Management

Context

This pattern should be applied when you are selecting a new tool or script language

Description

Given the same benefits prefer a tool or a script language that is already known in-house. In this way you’ll have the advantage that your testers or automation engineers are already familiar with the tool or scripting language and don’t need as much time and effort to become fully productive

Implementation

Look up what is already in use in your company. If you get the features you need, then definitely keep using the tool or scripting language

Recommendations

If you do select a new tool or scripting language and have to find new people, then you should choose what is most popular, because it will facilitate the search for skilled personnel

Issues addressed by this pattern

INADEQUATE TOOLS
LIMITED EXPERIENCE

Experiences

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