Sunday, 11 January 2009

Mantis Defect Tracking Tool

I have been looking at some different defect tracking tools recently and came across Mantis and it is my favourite. Like it as it is simple to configure as is done via config files. I really like config files and is really easy to add more statuses and customise the workflow. I find a lot of open source defect tracking tools are built be developers for devlopers and once the defect is past dev it is over no System Testing, Regression Testing or User Testing.

I had it up and running on a VM within about 30 min and after an afternoon of exploring it was really liking it and had it working how I wanted a defect tracking tool to work for me.

Pylot

A little Python tool that wants to take on JMeter by the looks. Looking at it the config looks simpler than JMeter, so it might be quite good along with me having a soft spot for Python.

Database population Tool

Came across this a little while ago for populating DBs with data. Have had a quick play and it looks ok. Will have to have a proper play later with when had a DB to populate.

Feeds I read

This is my current OPML of the stuff I read:

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<title>karit subscriptions in Google Reader</title>
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<outline text="F1-Live.com" title="F1-Live.com" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/xml/infos/f1en_rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/"/>
<outline text="Mantis Bug Tracker Blog"
title="Mantis Bug Tracker Blog" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.mantisbt.org/blog/?feed=rss2" htmlUrl="http://www.mantisbt.org/blog"/>
<outline text="Outrageous Fortune - The official site"
title="Outrageous Fortune - The official site" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/Outrageous-Fortune" htmlUrl="http://www.outrageousfortune.co.nz"/>
<outline text="Urban Word of the Day"
title="Urban Word of the Day" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.urbandictionary.com/UrbanWordOfTheDay" htmlUrl="http://www.urbandictionary.com/"/>
<outline title="Music" text="Music">
<outline text="BLABBERMOUTH.NET Latest News"
title="BLABBERMOUTH.NET Latest News" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/newsfeed.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/"/>
<outline text="blog.Shihad.com" title="blog.Shihad.com"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://blog.shihad.com/?feed=rss2" htmlUrl="http://blog.shihad.com"/>
<outline text="Day in Rock Report"
title="Day in Rock Report" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/dayinrock?format=xml" htmlUrl="http://www.antimusic.com/dayinrock/"/>
<outline text="FLAC News" title="FLAC News" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://flac.sourceforge.net/feeds/news-atom1.xml" htmlUrl="http://flac.sourceforge.net/"/>
<outline text="Last.fm – the Blog"
title="Last.fm – the Blog" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://blog.last.fm/atom/" htmlUrl="http://blog.last.fm/"/>
<outline text="MusicBrainz Blog" title="MusicBrainz Blog"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://blog.musicbrainz.org/?feed=rss2" htmlUrl="http://blog.musicbrainz.org"/>
<outline text="Shihad Wiki - Recent changes [en]"
title="Shihad Wiki - Recent changes [en]" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://shihadwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&amp;feed=rss" htmlUrl="http://shihadwiki.com/wiki/Special:RecentChanges"/>
</outline>
<outline title="Tech" text="Tech">
<outline text="A List Apart" title="A List Apart" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.alistapart.com/feed/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.alistapart.com/"/>
<outline text="Aardvark" title="Aardvark" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://aardvark.co.nz/aardvark.rss" htmlUrl="http://aardvark.co.nz/"/>
<outline text="Advice and Opinion -"
title="Advice and Opinion -" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/cio/feed/solutions/1373" htmlUrl="http://advice.cio.com"/>
<outline text="AppleInsider" title="AppleInsider" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.appleinsider.com/appleinsider.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.appleinsider.com/"/>
<outline text="Ars Technica" title="Ars Technica" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://arstechnica.com/index.ars/rss" htmlUrl="http://arstechnica.com/index.ars"/>
<outline text="CIO.com - News" title="CIO.com - News"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/cio/feed/solutions/1375" htmlUrl="http://www.cio.com/"/>
<outline text="CIO.com - Research &amp; Analysis"
title="CIO.com - Research &amp; Analysis" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/cio/feed/solutions/1374" htmlUrl="http://www.cio.com/"/>
<outline text="Computerworld" title="Computerworld"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://computerworld.co.nz/rss/computerworld.xml" htmlUrl="http://computerworld.co.nz/"/>
<outline text="Data Center Knowledge"
title="Data Center Knowledge" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/DataCenterKnowledge" htmlUrl="http://www.datacenterknowledge.com"/>
<outline text="Delicious/twit" title="Delicious/twit"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://del.icio.us/rss/twit" htmlUrl="http://delicious.com/twit"/>
<outline text="Digg" title="Digg" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://digg.com/rss/index.xml" htmlUrl="http://digg.com/"/>
<outline text="Digg / Technology" title="Digg / Technology"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://digg.com/rss/containertechnology.xml" htmlUrl="http://digg.com/"/>
<outline text="Full Circle Magazine"
title="Full Circle Magazine" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://fullcirclemagazine.org/feed/" htmlUrl="http://fullcirclemagazine.org"/>
<outline text="LinuxDevices.com" title="LinuxDevices.com"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.linuxdevices.com/backend/headlines.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.linuxdevices.com/?kc=rss"/>
<outline text="MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors"
title="MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.macrumors.com/macrumors.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.macrumors.com"/>
<outline text="mozillaZine feedHouse"
title="mozillaZine feedHouse" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feedhouse.mozillazine.org/rss20.xml" htmlUrl="http://feedhouse.mozillazine.org/"/>
<outline text="Netcraft" title="Netcraft" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://news.netcraft.com/index.rdf" htmlUrl="http://news.netcraft.com/"/>
<outline text="OSNews" title="OSNews" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://osnews.com/files/recent.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.osnews.com"/>
<outline text="Phoronix" title="Phoronix" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feedproxy.google.com/Phoronix" htmlUrl="http://www.phoronix.com/"/>
<outline text="Planet Mozilla" title="Planet Mozilla"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://planet.mozilla.org/rss20.xml" htmlUrl="http://planet.mozilla.org/"/>
<outline text="Reviews Tom's Hardware US"
title="Reviews Tom's Hardware US" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.pheedo.com/f/toms_hardware" htmlUrl="http://www.tomshardware.com"/>
<outline text="Slashdot" title="Slashdot" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot" htmlUrl="http://slashdot.org/"/>
<outline text="SmallNetBuilder Full Feed"
title="SmallNetBuilder Full Feed" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/index.php?option=com_rd_rss&amp;id=3" htmlUrl="http://www.smallnetbuilder.com"/>
<outline text="Songbird Blog" title="Songbird Blog"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.songbirdnest.com/songbird-blog" htmlUrl="http://blog.songbirdnest.com"/>
<outline
text="SourceForge.net: Project File Releases: FreeMind"
title="SourceForge.net: Project File Releases: FreeMind"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_projfiles.php?group_id=7118" htmlUrl="http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/"/>
<outline
text="Spread Firefox - The Home of Firefox Community Marketing"
title="Spread Firefox - The Home of Firefox Community Marketing"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.spreadfirefox.com"/>
<outline text="Tech noise from CityLink"
title="Tech noise from CityLink" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://news.clnz.net/index.rss" htmlUrl="http://news.clnz.net/index.rss"/>
<outline text="TG Daily - All News"
title="TG Daily - All News" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.tgdaily.com/feed/allsections.php" htmlUrl="http://www.tgdaily.com"/>
<outline text="The Register" title="The Register" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.theregister.co.uk/headlines.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.theregister.co.uk/"/>
<outline text="ThinkGeek :: What's New"
title="ThinkGeek :: What's New" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.thinkgeek.com/thinkgeek.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.thinkgeek.com/"/>
<outline text="Tom's Guide" title="Tom's Guide" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.pheedo.com/f/denguru" htmlUrl="http://www.tomsguide.com/"/>
<outline text="TorrentFreak" title="TorrentFreak" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/Torrentfreak" htmlUrl="http://torrentfreak.com"/>
<outline
text="TWiT.TV - Netcasts you love from people you trust"
title="TWiT.TV - Netcasts you love from people you trust"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://www.twit.tv/node/feed" htmlUrl="http://www.twit.tv"/>
</outline>
<outline title="Testing" text="Testing">
<outline text="All StickyMinds.com Feeds"
title="All StickyMinds.com Feeds" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AllStickyMindsFeeds" htmlUrl="http://www.stickyminds.com/"/>
<outline
text="Association for Software Testing - Advancing the understanding and practice of software testing"
title="Association for Software Testing - Advancing the understanding and practice of software testing"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/drupal/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/drupal"/>
<outline text="Collaborative Software Testing"
title="Collaborative Software Testing" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.kohl.ca/blog/index.rdf" htmlUrl="http://www.kohl.ca/blog/"/>
<outline text="DevelopSense Blog" title="DevelopSense Blog"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.developsense.com/blog/atom.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.developsense.com/blog.html"/>
<outline text="Google Testing Blog"
title="Google Testing Blog" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feedproxy.google.com/blogspot/RLXA" htmlUrl="http://googletesting.blogspot.com/"/>
<outline text="James Bach's Blog" title="James Bach's Blog"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://www.satisfice.com/blog/feed" htmlUrl="http://www.satisfice.com/blog"/>
<outline text="Planet LDTP" title="Planet LDTP" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/planet/atom.xml" htmlUrl="http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/planet"/>
<outline
text="testingReflections.com - The mind-share information resource for software testing, agile testing and test-first/test-driven development"
title="testingReflections.com - The mind-share information resource for software testing, agile testing and test-first/test-driven development"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.testingreflections.com/node/feed" htmlUrl="http://www.testingreflections.com"/>
</outline>
<outline title="Friends" text="Friends">
<outline text="J's Pixel Life" title="J's Pixel Life"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://renderharmless.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default" htmlUrl="http://renderharmless.blogspot.com/"/>
</outline>
<outline title="Comic" text="Comic">
<outline text="Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens"
title="Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.dieselsweeties.com/ds-unifeed.xml" htmlUrl="http://dieselsweeties.com"/>
<outline text="OK/Cancel" title="OK/Cancel" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ok-cancel" htmlUrl="http://www.ok-cancel.com"/>
<outline text="User Friendly RSS Feed"
title="User Friendly RSS Feed" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.userfriendly.org/rss/uf.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.userfriendly.org/static/"/>
<outline text="xkcd.com" title="xkcd.com" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.xckd.com/atom.xml" htmlUrl="http://xkcd.com/"/>
</outline>
<outline title="T-Shirts" text="T-Shirts">
<outline text="Design By Humans - Shirts"
title="Design By Humans - Shirts" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/rss" htmlUrl="http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop"/>
<outline text="T-Shirt Watch" title="T-Shirt Watch"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/T-shirtWatch" htmlUrl="http://www.tshirtwatch.com"/>
<outline text="Threadless Weekly" title="Threadless Weekly"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ThreadlessWeekly" htmlUrl="http://www.threadless.com/"/>
<outline text="TShirtReview.com" title="TShirtReview.com"
type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.tshirtreview.com/?feed=rss2" htmlUrl="http://www.tshirtreview.com"/>
</outline>
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