Monday, March 16, 2009

Top 100 Blogs for Developers (Q1 2009) from Jurgen Appelo

The updated list of Top 100 blogs for developer from Jurgen Appelo for Quarter 1 2009 is out, I have always enjoyed reading posts on

What exactly is there for a software Tester:

There are many reason a Tester should follow these blogs just for example:

1. Its such a Treat to read: Beautifully written, ranking have been explained and blogs which are not recently updated are no longer part of the list.

2. One can find a great list to follow on twitter: Just clicked on the link at column Author / Twitter in from of the blog.

3. You will find some great software testers in that list: (Though this has nothing to do with their credibility as a Tester or as Tester's Mentor) Its good to see James Bach’s Blog among top 30, Tester Tested! have made to the list (last time he was in bonus 25 blogs worth reading)

Thanks a lot for the effort Jurgen Appelo.

Time to sync the list in my rss reader :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Having fun with geany:

Its my tester's instinct which enforce me to try out all those different things (most of them are Open Source), it ranges from ruby/rails, groovy/grails, Flex, Air to Editors/IDEs like Netbeans, pimped Gedit .

In trying out all those different things I came across geany A wonderful lightweight IDE/Code Editor.

This is looking really good.

It has Third-Party packages, Few Extras and lots of plugins (svn checkout geany-plugins-trunk) build them from source and have fun.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why are these Google pages not consistent?

I still see 2008 @ the footer of few google apps.
Here are couple of screen shoots:
@ Google Code (Any hosted project e.g able)

@ App Engine:

This might not seem to be a big deal to many, but according to Adam Goucher "A Stale Site is a Buggy Site"..

I know in last few weeks google made into news for not good reasons first there was "This site may harm your computer" on every search result?!?! Then The Gmail Outage.

Now even the blogger app is showing 2008


There is one more funny thing:

I subscribe to a feed and google showed me this funny message


Any one else observing this?