Sunday, November 07, 2010

Today in Computing History

I've just finished assembling a website for a project I've been working on.

Here, you can find out what happened on a particular day of the year in the history of computing. There's a google gadget (which can be embedded on your own website), a smartphone app and even a link to an instructable that shows how I did it. I hope you find this project as interesting as I did as I was putting it together!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

How does User Experience and Agile interact?

The whole idea of 'User Experience' has always meant a relatively long process to describe the requirements and validate them, meaning there didn't seem to be a good fit in an Agile team. Alas, I find myself re-thinking my ideas when confronted with new information.

Here is an article that describes one project's efforts to integrate UX tasks into an agile project.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New scripting environment for UI testing - Sikuli

The one thing that makes this different from other lightweight scripting tools is that you take screenshots as markers for the UI components to interact with. (Thanks to John Z. for sending this to me)