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SOFTWARE TESTING COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION – 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

We started our journey during April 2014 and we went through lots of changes in the way we were working due to whatsoever reasons. There were boring days and at the end of the day there is no sense of accomplishment after sitting at office for 8 hours and doing something which did not make us happy. Some people joined our team initially and they left us for good. There were non-technical problems and I never wanted to spend time on non-technical part more compared to technical part of running a tech start-up. The good thing is, I always fixed the problems right-away and instructed the team to do focus on technical things, innovation and more while I take care of things that are under my control. Thereafter, we knew what we had to do collectively as a team and rock the Software Testing space.

No projects, NO BIG DEAL!

We did not have projects for many months, maybe time was the answer. Instead of cribbing about “we are not getting projects”, we said, “FUCK, let us start with some in-house projects and then started to brainstorm“. We started feeling happy and awesome about that time we spend at our startup. An idea hit us and that was, “How about open-source / freeware for software testers around the globe?” And we were like, “That’s kick-ass stuff!” Let us do it. Our rock-star developers started working on building open source apps and then we started to release them under MIT license. We do not like * (conditions apply) when its open-source / free.

Our team-members & contributors

We kick-started our journey with our first utility developed in python and that was HCE (HTML parser / HTML comment extractor). It was developed by our C, Python, and Java programmer Sandeep Tuppad. He loves neat code and with his support, we were able to release our first utility as open-source on web.

 Test Insane - Software Testing Community Contribution 2014 and 2015

Test Insane – Software Testing Community Contribution 2014 and 2015

Later, it was a surprise when our rock-star developer Karthik Kini (The C# and the Web guy) developed RTE (RestFul Test Endpoints) and said, “Hey Santhosh, here is something I have developed and we can offer as micro-service to the world which could help developers / testers to test”. And I was like, “INSANE”.

And the BIG thing of 2014 was on the way and that was an idea about “Developing software testing mind-maps and uploading them on our own platform of mind-maps repository”. Karthik Kini being the Web Guy was agile in developing the platform and then we invited / requested testers around the world to contribute. Today, we have 100+ mind-maps and 16+ contributors who develop the testing mind-maps and then we upload them in MindMaps repository.

What’s up with 2015?

We have realized that, it is time to make MONEY now & we halt these activities it is not ONE TIME activity, but a journey where we keep contributing to the Software Testing community. The simple reason is, we love the journey of being happy in our life and contributing to the testing community in terms of open-source apps, freebies makes us feel insanely happy!

Watch out for more in 2015! We are going to explode enormously in 2015 in terms of community contribution.

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Our first open-source contribution: HTML Comment Extractor (HCE)

HTML Comment Parser by Test Insane Software Testing Services

We always wanted to give to the testing community and that is why we have a separate dedicated team which makes sure we are consistently giving to the community. It is not that it is a good thing to give to the community, but we feel good by doing so and that is sufficient for us. And anything that we get back from the community is always a bonus for us and makes us feel good too. This is just a start and we shall contribute to the testing community whenever our hearts tell us to give. And we would love to say this, “We make sure we dedicate some time in a day to think of such ideas which can add value to our Software Testing community where testers or developers or managers can get benefited in testing their software.”

Why did we develop HTML Comment Extractor / Parser?

Long back, when we were working on a project on Retail Domain, we saw some sensitive details in the comments (HTML and Javascript) on the client side code of a web application. The comment revealed third-party analytics login credentials and one could easily get the analytics data if they land on these kind of comments. So, we thought of building a utility which could extract the comments from the URL we provide and then it runs through the extracted comments for the sensitive information. And sensitive information is defined by dictionary that has the possible keywords which a tester or a developer or test manager or anyone can define based on the context and the context is what they mean by sensitive information or any information that can help them.

This utility is developed using Python. We thank people responsible for developing this beautiful programming language Python. We also thank our team member Sandeep Tuppad who developed HCE for the testing community and Karthik Kini who got the product page for this utility running up (http://apps.testinsane.com/hce).

A quick overview: Here is pictorial representation of how HTML Comment Parser Utility works?

HTML Comment Extractor Pictorial Representation

For complete guide, use our ReadMe.txt file.
You can download the utility along with source code at http://apps.testinsane.com/hce/

We Love To Help

If you face any difficulties in using it or if you have any ideas, please feel free to share with us and we can work together in building something and giving back to the community if there is a mutual interest. Write to us at welovetohelp@apps.testinsane.com.