Tiddlywiki has an html file that can be installed on local storage as a wiki app. The snapshot shown above is from a laptop instance; another was created on a flash drive which allows portability between devices. Google chrome was not able to save edits. Flock seemed to work okay.
Archive for November, 2008
Posted by cadsmith on November 30, 2008
Posted by cadsmith on November 25, 2008
The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook, 2008, Bath and McKay, describes some of the common software testing approaches. It was intended as preparation for the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) advanced level test analyst certification and can be read in a linear fashion to build up a basic taxonomy. Acronyms are also presented in the index, e.g. website analysis and measurement inventory (WAMMI). goal-question-metric (GQM), Testing and Test Control Notation (TTCN-3), cross-site scripting (XSS), or 1044-1993 IEEE Standard Classifications for Software Anomalies. Also see test links.
Posted by cadsmith on November 24, 2008
There is a common logic behind various website designs such as Google, Amazon and Imdb. The goals are to achieve clarity and make the user’s life easier. Navigation and search are key. They reinforce the user’s ability to quckly get the idea and complete the task. The site ID, home page, search, sections and utilities are easily found. This is the thesis of Don’t Make Me Think, Krug, 2005, a popular book about empirical web usability testing. Wikis are another aspect of this quickness approach. Also see author’s site and additional resources.
Posted by cadsmith on November 23, 2008
Posted by cadsmith on November 19, 2008
In previous posts, we have looked at feeds as updates for resources and commentary. It can also be useful to convert their current contents into a web page. For example, links can be inserted into a wiki by pasting from rss2html sourced from a bookmark site such as delicious using selected tags. This is the case for The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD and Eclipse, Matloff and Salzman, 2008 based on gdb tag, and Lab Notebook from notebook tag. The wiki itself supplies another feed. It is possible then to translate between content management system (CMS) types such as bookmarks, wiki, database, spreadsheet, documentation or website.
Posted by cadsmith on November 15, 2008
Installed ping.fm google gadget for networks: twitter, facebook, friendfeed, wordpress, and delicious.
Posted by cadsmith on November 11, 2008
Added Test Information Space site search gadget. For example, keyword “media” was found in various pages on 4 sites. Since it uses a script tag, it does not yet seem to be supported for insertion on wetpaint, office live or google sites, though these can be among the set of search links. Each also has a local search box. The URLs of items found can be linked and the search bookmarked.
This gadget locates pages. A complement might be a way to input data across boundaries. Would also be useful to have a way to categorize parts of a document, in order to enter or display by category, contents or date, and refer to any part externally as a data object. Use cases might include activity or contact lists and logs, or replacement for multiple files or applications. There seem to be various attempts to do this, e.g. using outlook, email, notes, spreadsheet, database or microformats. Each eliminates constraints due to a previous structure, e.g. topic, document, folder or server, and adds capabilities such as search, sort, navigation, and summary. Web2 sites add social aspects such as blogs, wikis and multimedia contents which allow multiple authors, commenting, tagging and feeds. A solution that ports across mobile, devices, desktop, web and cloud would be nice. Semantic versions might indicate automatically highlighting likely combinations of data objects for desired purposes. It is valuable to be able to circumscribe a set and identify as an object to handoff as a link to a post or dialogue.