How to Spot an A/B Testing Open Source Software That is Worth It?
When it comes to investing in an open source A/B testing software solution, you must keep in mind that nothing is truly free.
You will spend hours installing and updating the tool to get it to work just the way your organization needs it.
The last thing you want is for the community around the project to disappear or fall into disengagement taking away most of the advantages of the open source format.
Evaluate projects based on the following criteria:
A robust hypothesis may not be the answer to all testing woes, but it does help prioritisation of possible solutions and leads testing teams to pick low hanging fruits.
- Funding: Where is the project deriving its funding from? How stable is that source?
- Legacy: How long has the project been around? A thriving community that’s seen years is less likely to fall into disengagement than something which sprouted overnight. But this does not mean you should go by longevity alone.
- Code Activity/Release History: This is crucial too. How well is the source code being maintained? What updates are being made and how frequently? Where are these releases logged?
- User Community: We return to the people who power an open source tool. Look at how many passionate, talented individuals are in the community and how many are joining the cause? How diligent are they about keeping the documentation clear and updated?
Based on our research and feedback on the internet, here are some open source A/B testing frameworks that may be worth your time:
ABBA has been around for a while now.
Wasabi is a sleek option that is sourced by Intuit. 100% API driven, it leads with the USP of being an enterprise ready testing software.