This page contains links to sites I’ve found useful, and information further below about Selenium.
Web, connectivity, etc.
StatCounter tells you who is running what.
Google Speed Tracer: plugin for Chrome
Pingdom: free web site tools
BrowserMob: web site monitoring and load testing.
Montis: more monitoring and tools
YSlow: Yahoo’s web page analyzer plugin.
Gomez: Now called compuware
Keynote: internet and cloud monitoring
Usability, ui/ux, information presentation
Edward Tufte: one of the best on information presentation
NNG: Nielsen Norman Group
Dashboards: still checking this one out
sqa, doc, process, etc.
Adam Goucher: a recommended qa blog
Mike Brittain: an engineer’s blog I enjoy reading
Grig Gheorghiu: an engineer’s blog, with one of my favorite posts about load testing.
37 Signals: makers of BaseCamp – the company is now called Signal vs. Noise.
STC: Society for Technical Communication
Satisfice: James Bach’s company
SoftwareQATest: a very good testing portal
SQASearch: another portal
Software Testing Geek: a testing blog
Michael Kelly: blog is out of date but he has a good writing section
Data, business intelligence, etc.
Nicolas Bissantz BI blog
Miscellaneous and of interest
Atul Gawande: doctor, list advocate, writer
ENTP: incubator and hosted bug tracking system.
StartupApps: list of files that might be running on your PC. A good reference.
U.S. RSS: RSS feeds put out by the U.S. Government
In many of my jobs I’ve been one man department. Being the only qa guy, and reasonably experienced, I’m not only testing, but probably doing some writing and documentation, helping marketing with a new project, debugging something for technical support, answering questions for sales or marketing, and looking for that strong cup of coffee.
My lack of time makes tools like Selenium, and to a lessor extent Twill, great for a too busy working manager (hell, I’ve been a working vice-president!). I can quickly create a reasonable set of test cases that make my life a little easier.
Note: twill is quite old, not maintained, and no longer suitable for use. The article below about my twill implementation is more useful for the concepts than the specifics of the technology.
Selenium at Playlist
A Selenium RC implementation at Playlist.com.
Selenium at Auctionomics
Another Selenium RC implementation, this time at Auctionomics, an SaaS high end auction system.
A simple but effective twill implementation to monitor the Playlist.com web site.
A few links into the selenium community:
In addition to these links, there are many great websites offering information about using Selenium in a variety of context. Search on something like “selenium and ajax” and you might find yourself here.