This lesson provides a brief overview of what Hexawise is and what benefits Hexawise provides.
Hexawise is a software test design tool to quickly create powerful tests
Software testers use Hexawise to quickly select and document powerful sets of software tests.
Hexawise-generated tests aren't just faster to create, studies consistently show that Hexawise tests are more effective than manually-selected tests
These benefits' descriptions are not just marketing puffery. Published studies and case studies have compared the effectiveness of manually-selected test sets to the effectiveness of Hexawise-generated tests. These reports consistently find that the Hexawise-generated tests are just plain better by a large margin! This is because Hexawise-generated tests are carefully designed to pack as much testing coverage into each test as possible while minimizing wasteful repetition included from test case to test case. As a result:
Fewer Hexawise tests are required
Hexawise-generated tests allow testers to find more defects
Hexawise-generated tests typically allow testers to find twice as many defects per tester hour
Hexawise is widely applicable to a huge variety of different types of applications
Hexawise is being used by software testers to design software tests at over 1,000 companies and organizations, including more than 50 Fortune 500 firms. Teams use Hexawise to design software tests for every imaginable kind of project, including:
Waterfall projects and Agile projects
Manual testing projects and Automated testing projects
Projects testing the latest and greatest technologies, or testing antiquated outmoded systems far past their prime
Projects in every major industry under the sun
Testing guided by traditional / ISTQB approaches, and testing guided by a Context Driven Testing focus