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Archive for February, 2009

Z Axis

Posted by cadsmith on February 19, 2009


Wetpaint wiki recently added videos. Have begun using on-site to-do’s to increase likelihood that others will be aware of requirements. Added Zephyr 2.0 thanks to Sean Stewart’s recommendation that the blog do a review. It fits into Test Information Space as a centralized server repository that supports distributed desktop dashboards. According to the instructions, the server runs a Windows OS such as XP, Vista or Server 2003, along with Sun JRE, and desktops can have any OS or browser that support Adobe flash. Features include reusable test cases, scheduling, defect tracking, documents and metrics. It reportedly integrates with open-source BugZilla and JIRA. There is a monthly subscription fee advertised of about 65/seat. The community board listed feature requests such as a traceability matrix, defect search, and printing and customization of charts. Web 2.0 blog or wiki would seem to need to be hyperlinked from another document. Did not yet see obvious support for rss, stand-alone, mobile, or tweets. Incidentally, Twitter is receiving support from other sites such as Twine and seems to be adding a perception as a business social network. 


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Standup Dock

Posted by cadsmith on February 17, 2009

In the era of social networking, abandoning a chair and using a double-height desk for the laptop may not make meetings go faster, but it does improve vitality, especially if one can maintain it throughout the day.

Youtube account has video playlists accessible from blogroll on this page.

Test wiki additions:

Find the Bug: A Book of Incorrect Programs, 2004, Barr

Advanced Software Testing, Vol. 1, 2008, Black

The LabView Style Book, 2007, Blume

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Dialing for Doers

Posted by cadsmith on February 8, 2009

Test wiki added four perspectives on efforts. This seems useful since source text is ironically found on site which, though run by the Tim who coined the term web2.0, does not have a wiki yet.


The Art of Application Performance Testing, 2009, Molyneaux.


The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention, 2007, McDonald and others.


Force Platform Fundamentals: An Introduction to Custom Application Development in the Cloud, 2008, McGuire and others.


Managing the Test People, 2007, McKay

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