Performing software testing or mobile testing, the specialists check not only the main system functionality, security level, and so on. Design interface, accessibility level, and product usability are also a subject of careful testing.
But besides this, it is very important that the site does not contain broken links, and they all should work correctly. Executing functional testing, the specialists check links, but what if their number will be very great?
Conducting web application testing, the specialists may use special tools for checking the links. This will help to significantly save time in comparison with manual checking.
Open source tools for checking links:
- Bugkilla - a set of Java tools for functional testing of J2EE web applications.
- DLC (Dead Link Check) - a tool created on Perl. It can process cache files of links.
- hi-Check can gain information through HTTP/1.1 and store it in the MySQL base. But to have this tool worked, a web server and PHP with MySQL module cohesion are required.
- Jenu - a tool on Java 1.3 which may be called a copy of Xenu, a multi-thread tool for checking links.
- JSpider - a robot which generates web traffic. Its configuration may be easily changed, based on needs.
- LinkChecker - a free licensed tool for checking the web documents or websites. It works on Python.
- Link Page Generator - a program for automatic link management, written on Perl.
- LinkVerify is suitable for checking the hypertext files.