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Entries from January 30th, 2008

Software Gems: Ethereal is anything but… by Howard Clark

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Software Gems

One definition of the word Ethereal is “lacking material substance”, the Ethereal(www.ethereal.com) network protocol analyzer however; is a true masterpiece of the open source, freeware movement.  Why it isn’t a commercial product is beyond me, maybe I’ll never understand the whole “free” software movement.  To be honest I don’t want too, and refuse to change my […]

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Software Gems: Files of an Arbitrary Size by Howard Clark

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Software Gems

The need to create a file of a certain size to request from a webserver in order to simultate some network traffic  had me waxing nostalgically today.  Remember the command-line?  I suggest everyone dust off their OS reference manuals once in a while, if for no other reason than the novelty.  It amazes me that even […]

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Software Gems: Regular Expressions For Everyone by Howard Clark

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Software Gems

Learn, Create, Understand, Test, Use and Save Regular Expressions with RegexBuddy™ http://www.regexbuddy.com/ If you despise syntax as much as I do then this tool is a GodSend!

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Before You Walk in The Door to Performance Test (Knowing the Costs: Open-Source aka “Free” vs. Commercial): Part Seven of an Ongoing Series by Howard Clark

January 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Before You Walk In The Door

Software and Hardware are expensive stuff, all the more so when you take a long hard unbiased look at how management views performance testing and software-testing and/or QA in general.  Unfortunately, save for the most software intensive organizations, that view isn’t a good one.  Unless time is money (Banks, Brokerages, Exchanges), lives are at risk […]

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