OForge & Trac Test Management

OForge looks like an interesting tool.  It's a customized trac install that has (what I was looking for) a hierarchical wiki and multiple projects.  I found it with this post to the Trac mailing list. I'm thinking about building a test-management plugin for Trac that can document functional tests and eventually link to executing BDD … Continue reading OForge & Trac Test Management

APC (Alternative PHP cache) on Windows

http://docs.moodle.org/en/Installing_APC_in_Windows#Download_the_correct_version http://stackoverflow.com/questions/694910/apc-for-windows-alternative-download http://downloads.php.net/pierre/ <-- this is a link to the actual download http://elementdesignllc.com/2009/08/php-apc-for-windows-download/ <-- this has another copy copy the php_apc.dll into c:/php/ext add the following to php.ini [PHP_APC] extension = php_apc.dll

Setting up Ruby dev environment on Centos 5.2 VM

After installing PHP, I decided to install Ruby. However, The latest version of Ruby is 1.8.5-5.el5_4.8, which is to say, not 1.8.6 Here's a link to installing Ruby Enterprise (from the makers of Phusion Passenger, the mod_rails plugin) http://www.floydprice.com/2008/08/installing-ruby-enterprise-edition-on-centos-52/ I decided to install the latest official Ruby 1.8.6 (p-399 dated 2/4/2010) from source: wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org//pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.6-p399.zipContinue reading Setting up Ruby dev environment on Centos 5.2 VM

Setting up PHP dev environment on a Centos 5.2 VM

I'm actually setting up a VMWare image from Linhost, so I installed VMWare server, gave it 1024MB of RAM, and I tried to set up Bridged networking, but couldn't get it working, so I decided to use Apache on Windows as a Proxy. I added my centos VM IP address to my C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts windows … Continue reading Setting up PHP dev environment on a Centos 5.2 VM

free SMTP server for Windows

If you need to develop (or test) on Windows and your program needs to send email, you need an SMTP server. I just posted this list on Stack Overflow: freesmtp is a decent basic choice. http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html There's also a sendmail.exe which is a very basic system (not actually sendmail, though it accepts basic sendmail arguments.) … Continue reading free SMTP server for Windows