According to a survey conducted by Evans Data, 78 percent of developers said testing and debugging tools were either extremely or very important, while only 34 percent said available tools were excellent or very good. Sixty-three percent of the 500 developers surveyed said they were similarly important, but only 28 percent rated current tools as excellent or very good. A little more than half of those developers surveyed said they used Linux-based testing tools. The study suggested that the market for premium software tools is wide open.
For more on developers' opinions of testing software:
- read this piece from InformationWeek