The Methods & Tools newsletter has just released in its html archive section the article "An Agile Tool Selection Strategy for Web Testing Tools" by Lisa Crispin. Selecting a test automation tool has always been a daunting task. Lets face it, just the thought of automating tests can be daunting! To avoid that deer-in-the-headlights feeling, consider taking an agile approach to selecting web testing tools. Plan an automation strategy before you consider the possible tool solutions. Start simple, and make changes based on your evolving situation. Here are some ideas based on experiences with different agile (and not so agile!) development teams. Even if your team doesnt use agile development practices, youll get some useful tips.