Archive for December 27, 2011

15 Free HTTP Testing tools

When you write web applications, you need to have an effective protocol testing tool that helps to detect errors. There are awesome tools which provides much needed HTTP insight and validation to help you develop quality software.

Here in this post we cover 15 such free software tools that helps you perform HTTP testing:

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1. REDbot

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RED is a robot that checks HTTP resources to see how they’ll behave, pointing out common problems and suggesting improvements. Although it is not a HTTP conformance tester, it can find a number of HTTP-related issues

Try REDbot now!

2. httest

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HTTP Test Tool (htt) is an open source scriptable protocol test tool for HTTP protocol based products like web servers, web browsers or web applications.

Try httest now!

3. OpenSTA

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OpenSTA is a feature-rich GUI-based web server benchmarking utility that can perform scripted HTTP and HTTPS heavy load tests with performance measurements. It is freely available under the open source GNU General Public License.

Try OpenSTA now!

4. ApacheBench – Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool

ApacheBench (ab) is a tool for benchmarking your Apache Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server. It is designed to give you an impression of how your current Apache installation performs. Originally designed to test the Apache HTTP Server, it is actually generic enough to test any web server

Try ab now!

5. Selenium

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Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a record/playback tool for authoring tests without learning a test scripting language (Selenium IDE).

Try Selenium now!

6. Htmlunit

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HtmlUnit is a "GUI-Less browser for Java programs". It models HTML documents and provides an API that allows you to invoke pages, fill out forms, click links, etc… just like you do in your "normal" browser.

Try Htmlunit now!

7. FuncLoad

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Functional testing of web projects, and thus regression testing as well. It provides performance testing and Load testing tools to expose bugs that do not surface in cursory testing,

Try FuncLoad now!

8. Windmill

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Windmill is a web testing tool designed to let you painlessly automate and debug your web application.

Try Windmill now!

9. Watir

Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It allows you to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. It is simple and flexible.

Try Watir now!

10. Sahi

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Sahi is an automation tool to test web applications. Sahi injects javascript into web pages using a proxy and the javascript helps automate web applications.

Try Sahi now!

11. Tsung

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Free open-source multi-protocol distributed load testing tool supported by Process-One. Can be used to stress HTTP, WebDAV, SOAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, LDAP and Jabber/XMPP servers.

Try Tsung now!

12. httperf

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Web server performance/benchmarking tool from HP Research Labs. Provides a flexible facility for generating various HTTP workloads and measuring server performance.

Try httperf now!

13. WebInject

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WebInject is a free tool for automated testing of web applications and web services. It can be used to test individual system components that have HTTP interfaces (JSP, ASP, CGI, PHP, AJAX, Servlets, HTML Forms, XML/SOAP Web Services, REST, etc).

Try WebInject now!

14. Wbox

Wbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform Benchmarking, Web server and web application stressing and test if the HTTP compression is working and if it is actually serving pages faster.

Try Wbox now!

15. Siege

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Siege is an http load testing and benchmarking utility. It was designed to let web developers measure their code under duress, to see how it will stand up to load on the internet. Siege supports basic authentication, cookies, HTTP and HTTPS protocols.

Try Siege now!

25 Inspiring Infographics on Twitter

Since its inception in 2006, Twitter has seen millions of tweets from everyone about everything. There are over 177 million tweets sent a day on average. Aren’t you curious to know about some unknown facts on twitter?

In this post we have featured 25 inspiring infographics that tells you lesser known facts on twitter. The representation are so cool via inforgraphic, that you don’t need to read a lot to get those stats and information. This is a aggregation of 25 popular infographis on twitter.

1. Who uses Twitter

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Via www.pamorama.net

2. How to Use Twitter

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3. Twitter 5th Birthday

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Via Viral Media Solutions

4. Twitter on Paper

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5. Meteoric Rise Of Twitter

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6. If you printed Twitter

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7. Twitter Stats

Twitter Stats

8. Journey of Tweet

Journey of Tweet

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9. Profile of a Twitter User

Profile of a twitter user

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10. Twitter PR Strategy

Twitter PR Strategy Infographic

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11. The Path to 10 Billion Tweets

The Path to 10 Billion Tweets

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12. History of Twitter (so far)

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12. Tweet me out to the ball game 

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13. Inside the Political Twittersphere

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14. Four Stages of Getting Twitter

Four Stages of getting twitter

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15. A year of Twitter

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16. Top Twitter Apps

Top 10 twitter apps

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17. Why you can’t ignore twitter

Why you cant ignore twitter

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18. Why do we follow companies on Twitter?

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19. How Twitter Got Attacked By A DDoS

How Twitter Got Attacked

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20. Le Twitter Hack

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21. Should you use Twitter?

Twitter flowchart

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22. Twitter’s Dirty Little Secret

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23. Men vs. Women on Twitter

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24. What is trending on Twitter

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25. Who Uses Twitter & Why?

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How to Transfer Files from Android Phone to PC using Wireless

The easiest way to transfer files from a phone is using wireless. The WiFi File Transfer app by SmartDroid let you do download files for your phone via WiFi connection. Easy-to-use web interface and no USB cable needed.

WiFi File Transfer

All you need to do is to press the start button.

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Enter the URL in the computer browser and download the files from the sdcard via the browser.

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Download here.

There are other similar apps that you could try which lets you download files via WiFi:

WiFi File Server Lite

SwiFTP FTP Server

Open Source – Support Open Source

Enterprise/home users need to support open source projects such as Open Office, KDE, Linux etc. Open Source movements provides great software either free or at a reasonable price compared to proprietary vendors. How can you help Open Source software and developers?

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    • Donate – contribute a small amount of money – $5, $10 etc. Though small, it helps the open source developers pay for their hosting services, etc. More the better

    • Contribute to their Documentation work – Easy to be part of their documentation team, help them translate to different languages

    • Become Beta tester – use newer versions, actively help to uncover bugs, bug reporting etc.

    • Be an open source advocate, supporter – help to spread the word. Open Source software doesn’t mean free.

      We have to sincerely involve in open source development projects, then only you can expect better products who can challenge apps like MS Office, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro etc.

      Good Luck!

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