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How can PHP, Ruby & C# be helpful for a tester if they know them?

Can anyone please tell me How can PHP, Ruby & C# be helpful for a tester if they know them.

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There are many debates going on whether testers should know programming languages or not. Everyone has his own way of backing the statement. But when I went on a deep research into it, I figured out that no matter what, along with soft skills, testers must know some programming languages as well. Especially those that are popular in running automation tests.


A Microsoft language, C#, is an object oriented programming language that supports development of console, windows, and web-based applications. It is a very important language to master especially if your application is built on microsoft technologies.

Frameworks for C# Nunit It lets you the test results in readable format and lets the allow testers to debug the automated tests.

Visual studio unit testing framework Built for the Visual Studio development platform by microsoft, Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework (also know as MSTest), is a very popular tool among .Net developers.

SpecFlow Specflow is another open source framework that works seamlessly with Gherkin Parse, .Net framework, and even Xamarin. In addition you can also use other C# based libraries with it like NUnit, MStest, xUnit and MbUnit.


PHP is an open source web development language favored by a huge community of website makers. WordPress, which powers around 30% or all websites, is built using PHP which highlights the importance of this language among web developers. In addition to this what adds up as an advantage to it is PHP do not require any additional setup after installation in the system.

Frameworks for PHP Codeception Codeception is an Automated Testing Framework that makes the code easy to read, write and debug. It is also called as BDD – Behavior Driven Development

Behat Behat is an open-source testing framework that is favoured by developers because of ease of test case management it provides.

SimpleTest It is used for the unit as well as Web testing framework that supports proxies, SSI, forms, frames etc. it is easy to understand and natively help in tracking of bugs during unit testing.


It is an open source language as well and enjoys a huge number of community built libraries. It have the capability of maintaining test cases. It supports xUnit frameworks like Web UI, test automation etc.

Frameworks for Ruby Capybara It is a web-based test automation framework that is used to create functional tests supported by web servers, Rack::Test, selenium- webdriver, and capybara-webkit.

RSpec It has a simple syntax that is similar to written language. It can re-use set-up codes. It also supports xUnit frameworks and help in both TDD and BDD development styles.

Minitest It helps you run your tests easily. It has a very simple and clean spec, with mock/stub system. It is a splendid library that helps in accessing your algorithm’s performance.

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