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Article on testing web applications

From: Michael D. Crawford <crawford@goingware.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 23:42:29 -0800
Message-Id: <v03007807b6c8f259ea82@[]>
To: www-talk@w3.org
You might find this article helpful, I posted it just tonight:

Use Validators and Load Generators to Test Your Web Applications

I sing the praises of the W3C validator, and promote the creation of valid
documents in general.  I also talk about using load generators to make sure
that one's web application software is efficiently written, and suggest
that someone should integrate a validator into a load generator to test for
document corruption under high server stress.

I also suggest that switching to XHTML will allow one to take advantage of
a lot of XML software, more than is readily available for processing HTML
as SGML docs.

I appreciate any feedback you can give me on this first draft of my
article.  For example:

- Are my arguments clear and convincing, that one should make the effort to
  rigorously test a web application?

- Is the information given helpful, complete and comprehensible?

- Do you have anything I should correct or add, additional resources I should
  link to?

- Do you have suggestions for future articles I might write on the general
  of achieving better quality in Free and Open Source software, resources that
  I could link to, or articles you might like to contribute yourself?

The Linux Quality Database at:

has the long-term objective of writing an easy-to-use but powerful bug
reporting database for the Linux kernel.  In the short term I'm working to
promote better quality in our community's software in general by writing
articles such as the one named here.

Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting

   Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.
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