Have you heard of this thing called search engine optimization (SEO)? You know the process of improving ranking in search engine results. There are lots of articles, tips & blogs out there on SEO. There are some great tips out there and since you don’t have time to read every single blog/article I thought I’d give you the quick run down of what you should & shouldn’t do:
I was cleaning out a folder on my machine when I stumbled on an oldie but goodie PDF called “Classic Testing Mistakes” by Brian Marick.
In the paper he states how he breaks the classic mistakes into 5 themes and how to resolve the mistakes:
Security testing is a process to determine that an IS (Information System) protects data and maintains functionality as intended.
The six concepts that need to be covered by security testing are: confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, availability, and non-repudiation.
Test Management tools are very important to any test team. Test teams use these tools to help capture requirements, design test cases, map test cases to requirements, test execution reports and much more. Companies may use one to many tools for this, which range from very expensive to open source. My advice would be to pick a tool that can meet most of your current and near future needs.
It is very important to make sure that your application functions as expected. There may be times that you add one little piece of code and all of a sudden other parts of the application no longer works. You may not have time/capacity to manually go back and regression test all the pieces of your application to make sure they are up to par. Companies use a variety of different testing tools for regression testing. There are lots of tools out there from very expensive to open source.
No matter how good you think your code is there is always going to be a bug/defect of some kind. Defect numbers may range from 1 to thousands so it’s important to have a very good tracking tool. There are commercial tools out there but I figured I’d focus on the open source tools.
It is very important to make sure that there are no broken links on your site. A link may be active when your first added it but as the days, months, years go by the link may end up being broken.
Below are some open source tools that can help you find those broken links.
Most of you either using Twitter, know someone who is on Twitter or just want to be known as a Tweeter. On Twitter you can use a the standard background, a standard premade Twitter background or you can make your own.
Why not stand out from the crowd and create your own Twitter background?
Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presented on the lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners during Agile 2008. For those of you that weren’t able to attend (like me) the video is definitely worth watching.
How many times have you searched for hours on an error but couldn’t find an answer. I stumbled upon a very cool site called bug.gd today that I thought I’d share with everyone else.
The site’s goal is “No one should ever have to solve an error that someone else already solved”. I think that is a great goal.