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Testing Tools And Types

Test Tools : In today's world efficiency of work is more valuable than just getting the work done. For this purpose, IT industry has been heavily investing upon the development of tools for getting work done with more precision and fast.That is the reason why so many tools have been in utilization by the companies thereby reducing the time required for getting things done.

Let us have a look at the various types of tools available as per the below classification.



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RedBot - An open source robot that checks HTTP resources to see how they'll behave, pointing out common problems and suggesting improvements. Although it is not a HTTP conformance tester, it can find a number of HTTP-related issues. Interacts with the resource at the provided URL to check for a large number of common HTTP problems, including: Invalid syntax in headers, ill-formed messages (e.g., bad chunking, incorrect content-length), incorrect gzip encoding, missing headers. Additionally, it will tell how well your resource supports such HTTP features as caching, negotiation for compression, last-Modified and ETag validation, partial content. Supports http but not https.

Webpagetest - A tool that was orginially developed by AOL for use internally and was open-sourced in 2008. The online version at www.webpagetest.org is an industry collaboration with various companies providing the testing infrastructure for testing your site from across the globe. Provides web page content analysis, performance analysis, various performance scores. API's availabel for scripting.

Page Speed - An open-source project started at Google to help developers optimize their web pages by applying web performance best practices. Started as an open-source Firefox/Firebug add-on and is now deployed in third-party products such as Webpagetest.org, Show Slow and Google Webmaster Tools. Page Speed family of tools includes Page Speed Firefox/Firebug add-on which allows you to evaluate the performance of web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them, and the mod_pagespeed Apache module which automatically rewrites pages and resources to improve their performance.

Speed Tracer - An open source tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs. Speed Tracer is available as a Chrome extension and works on all platforms where extensions are currently supported (Windows and Linux). Using Speed Tracer you are able to get a better picture of where time is being spent in your application. This includes problems caused by JavaScript parsing and execution, layout, CSS style recalculation and selector matching, DOM event handling, network resource loading, timer fires, XMLHttpRequest callbacks, painting, and more.

ShowSlow - An open source tool that helps monitor various website performance metrics over time by collecting web performance data and showing it in aggregated form for better business understanding. Captures the results of YSlow and Page Speed rankings and graphs them, to help you understand how various changes to your site affect its performance.

Blaze - An online service from From Blaze Software Inc. for optimizing website speed by optimizing Front End Performance. Blaze’s automated optimization combined with it's Content Delivery Network partner can maximize the potential performance of your web site.

Fitnium - Fitnium from Magneticreason.com provides the ability to write and execute Selenium tests using the
FitNesse framework but without the need to write code. Based on a FitNesse DoFixture, provides an English language interpretation of the Selenium API that you would normally call from Java, Ruby, Python, Perl or C#. In this instance it allows developers, testers, and customers to write UI driven automated acceptance tests. All API's available to Java, Ruby, Python, Perl or C# developers is now available as an easily understand English phrase that anyone can use to develop their own tests.

Sauce OnDemand - Runs Selenium tests in parallel across multiple browsers in the cloud; from SauceLabs Inc. Acts as a drop-in replacement for Selenium RC, allowing simple configuring of scripts to use Sauce OnDemand. Unlimited browser instances enables testing as many apps across as many browsers as needed; live remote control views of tests running in Sauce OnDemand enables faster test debugging cycles; run FireFox Custom Profiles in the Cloud; test apps securely behind a firewall with Sauce Tunnel - connects a VM on your internal webserver to Sauce OnDemand via SSH, with only the Sauce Labs machines actively running the tests having access and when a test is finished, access is revoked.

JSView - Firefox plugin enables ability to view the source code of external files. Most websites store their javascripts and style sheets in external files and then link to them within a web page's source code. JSView enables access to these files from the context menu, from the toolbar, from the view menu, or from the status bar. If the website you are viewing contains any external js/css files, an icon will appear that says "SS", "JS", or both. Each individual file can then be viewed by clicking on the filename. The file will be opened in a new window. You can also choose to open all external files by clicking on "View All".

Flash-Selenium - The Flash-selenium open source project extends the Selenium RC clients for adding Flash communication capabilities. Enables direct testing of the UI components of a Flex application.

Selenium-Flex API - The Selenium-Flex API allows automation of Flex applications using the popular test automation tool Selenium. The API is easy to set up and can be done with only basic working knowledge of either Flex or Selenium. Requires Firefox and inclusion of the Selenium-Flex API in Flex app build.


Virtu-El.com Spell Checker Online free spell checker and link checker from C# computing.

HTTPDebugger - HTTP Traffic Analyzer tool from MadeForNet.com that enable effective debugging of http headers and http content. Analyze HTTP headers, POST data, cookies, error codes and SOAP envelopes; measure the size, execution and downloading time of dynamic web pages; view the traffic from browser add-ons, ActiveX components and Java applets; decode HTTPS connections and gzip/chunked encodings; see complete stats in charts and diagrams. Supports a variety of browsers.

WebWait - Free online web site timer from Michael Mahemof; use to benchmark your website or test the speed of your web connection; pulls down the entire website into your browser, so it takes into account Ajax/Javascript processing and image loading which other tools ignore.

Cucumber - Cucumber is a tool that can execute plain-text functional descriptions as automated tests. The language that Cucumber understands is called Gherkin. While Cucumber can be thought of as a “testing” tool, the intent of the tool is to support BDD (Behavior-Driven Development). This means that the “tests” (plain text feature descriptions with scenarios) are typically written before anything else and verified by business analysts, domain experts, etc. non technical stakeholders. The production code is then written outside-in, to make the stories pass. Cucumber itself is written in Ruby, but it can be used to “test” code written in Ruby or other languages including but not limited to Java, C# and Python. Requires only minimal use of Ruby scripting, so cucumber can be utilized in testing contexts where the application code is not Ruby.

Aptimize Website Accelerator - An ISAPI filter for Microsoft IIS, or a Daemon and module for Linux Apache, that automates performance tuning by dynamically optimizing web pages for high performance at runtime – just before a page is sent from web server to browser. For Win and Linux platforms.

Spello - Open source web site spell checker; run as a windows form or command line. Supports English (US and UK), French, German and Spanish (Spain and Mexico) dictionaries. More dictionaries can be downloaded from http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Dictionaries. Html based log file. Written in C#, requires Microsoft.Net 3.5 SP1, the setup program has a bootstrapper to install it.

eggPlant - An image-based, low-overhead, non-invasive black-box test automation tool. Does not reside on the system-under-test and is technology agnostic, so it can test in many situations that other tools cannot by using image capture and advanced search techniques. Does not interact with the underlying code, and can test any application including those that can cause problems for other tools such as Flash, Silverlight, etc. Works

T-Plan Robot - A black box automated testing tool developed on generic image based testing principles; provides a human-like approach to software testing and performs in situations where other tools may fail. Support of Java test scripts as well as a proprietary scripting language; record & replay capability; support of testing over the RFB protocol (better known as VNC); ability to perform black box GUI testing of mobile phones (Windows Mobile, Symbian, iPhone); open architecture with a generic plugin interface and well documented programming interfaces. Platform independent (Java); runs on, and automates major systems, such as Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris and certain mobile platforms.

Browsershots - Free online cross browser/OS comparison testing. Choose browser OS, browser, and versions of interest and submit URL and site responds with a collection of screen shots.

Multi-Browser Viewer - Cross browser testing solution from TWD Solutions Pte Ltd. includes a wide variety of standalone virtualized browsers, multiple standalone mobile browsers or simulators, 58 screen capture image browsers; Screenshot comparison function (“Onion Skin” or “Side-by-Side”); available in multiple languages.

IE collection at Final Builds site - Enables installing standalone IE browser versions for comparison/testing, MS IE versions 1.0 thru 8.0.

BrowserSeal - Multi browser website screenshot tool - capture an image of web site under multiple browsers Supports multiple versions of IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari. Optimized for speed. Comes with standalone versions of all major browsers to verify site layout issues and troubleshoot functionality issues. The Automated edition adds the ability to automaitcally capture miltuple URLs without user intervention, and command-line control enabling use in automation scripts. For Windows platforms.

LiteTest - Web analysis and evaluation reports of your website usability and other aspects; you test other users websites, and they test yours. Complete a website evaluation report for three other sites and you will then be guaranteed a minimum of three web analysis reports on your own site. Registration and evaluations are free.

System Shephard - An IT Performance Monitoring and Operations Management Platform for web and other systems; from Absolute Performance Inc. Modules include StressWalk and WebWalk. Delivers an enterprise-wide view of system performance and alert status; supplies analysis and reports based on real-time, recent, and historical data

Spydermate - Free online SEO analysis tool from MentorMate that gives a numerical and visual representation of a website's online marketing effort by using a variety of graphs and statistics. Other capabilities: page-specific on-site keyword analysis; side-by-side comparisons of your own website against a competitor.

Twill - Simple open source Python-based scripting language for web browser control from a command-line interface. Navigate through Web sites that use forms, cookies, and most standard Web features. Supports automated Web testing

Firefox Web Testing Add-ons - Includes many tools that can be useful for testing such as iMacros for Firefox, WASP, Fireshot, Window Resizer, Selenium IDE, Web Developer, SwitchProxy, IE Tab, Molybdenum, HackBar, and many more.

Web Testing Plugin collection - Large collection of links to and short descriptions of open source utilities and tools for web testing, unit testing, assertions, mocks, fixture utilities, reporting, validators, code coverage, etc. Mostly for Ruby, maintained by Benjamin Curtis

UTE - Automated 'usability testing environment' from Mind Design Systems, Inc. Assists in quantitative usability evaluation of websites and web applications; automates capture of usability data in detail not easily done by a human observer. Consists of a) a 'UTE Manager' which helps set up test scenarios (tasks) as well as survey and demographic questions, and compiles results and produces customized reports and summary data; and b) a 'UTE Runner' which presents test participants with test scenarios (tasks) as well as any demographic and survey questions; the runner also tracks actions of the subject throughout the test including clicks, keystrokes, and scrolling.

Venkman Javascript Debugger - Firefox extension; open source JavaScript debugging environment for Mozilla based browsers.

XPather Firefox add-on by Viktor Zigo. Has rich XPath generator, editor, inspector and simple extraction tool. Requires the standard DOM inspector plugin for FF3.

FlexMonkey - A testing framework for Flex apps. Capabilities include capture, replay and verification of Flex UI functionality. Can generate ActionScript-based testing scripts that can easily be included within a continuous integration process. Uses the Flex Automation API and was created by extending Adobe's sample automation adapter, AutoQuick. Donated to the Flex community by Gorilla Logic. Site also lists info and links to three other open source Flex test tools/frameworks: FlexUnit, Selenium-Flex, and FunFx.

UnmaskParasites - A free online service that checks web pages for hidden illicit content (invisible spam links, iframes, malicious scripts and redirects). By Denis Sinegubko. Just type in the URL of the web site to be checked.

TestArmy - TestArmy provides cheap access to a large, flexible base of testers with a wide range of hardware. Test applications thoroughly in a variety of environments, at lower cost, using crowd-sourcing. Enable more efficient testing on the end user hardware and software platforms that have proliferated, particularly for mobile and web applications. Developed by Peter Georgeson.

Rasta - Rasta is a keyword-driven open source test framework by Hugh McGowan using spreadsheets to drive testing. Loosely based on FIT, where data tables define parameters and expected results. The spreadsheet can then be parsed using your test fixtures. For the underlying test harness, Rasta uses RSpec so in addition to reporting results back to the spreadsheet you can take advantage of RSpec's output formatters and simultaneously export into other formats such as HTML and plain text. Since Rasta utilizes Ruby, it can work well with Watir (listed elsewhere in this page).

File Comparators - Web testing - or any type of testing - often involves verification of data vs expected data. While this is simple enough programmatically for single data points or small data sets, comparison of large amounts of data can be more challenging. This site, maintained by FolderMatch/Salty Brine Software, a windows file/folder comparator tool vendor, lists a large number of Win data comparators. An old (2003) but still useful listing of mostly non-Windows data comparator tools is maintained by Danny Faught in his Open Testware Reviews site's Data Comparator Survey .

TMX - Keyword driven test automation product from Critical Logic, provides automated, fully annotated, executable scripts for QTPro, Watir, TestPartner, and SilkTest. Imports the objects that make up an application (radio buttons, entry fields, etc.) and builds an Object Tree containing all elements and attributes subject to testing. Then automatically generates the executable test scripts and test documentation. 'Virtual Objects' allow building of test scripts from requirements in parallel with code development.

Google's Website Optimizer - Google's service for testing variations in site design (titles, images, content, etc) to determine impacts on conversions, user actions, traffic, or other goals.

YSlow - Free open source tool analyzes web pages and explains why they're slow based on rules for high performance web sites. A Firefox add-on integrated with the Firebug web development tool. Includes a Performance report card, HTTP/HTML summary, list of components in page and related info, tools including JSLint. Generates a grade for each rule and an overall grade, lists suggested specific changes to improve performance, calculates total size of page for empty and primed cache scenarios, cookie info. Can also view HTTP response headers for any component.

ItsNat - Open source Java AJAX component-based web development framework provides a natural approach to web development; leverages 'old' tools to build new AJAX based Web 2.0 applications. Server centric using an approach called TBITS, "The Browser Is The Server": simulates a Universal W3C Java Browser at the server mimicing the behavior of a web browser, containing a W3C DOM Level 2 node tree and receiving W3C DOM Events. Contains significant built in functional web test support.

HTT - Open source scriptable HTTP test tool for testing and benchmarking web apps and for HTTP server development. Can act as client (requesting) and server (backend for reverse proxys). Pattern matching answers (both server and client) to test validity. Supports chunking in request and response.

Web Page Analyzer - Free online website performance tool and page speed analysis from Website Optimization. Calculate page size, composition, and download time., size of individual elements and sums up each type of web page component. Then offers advice on improving page load time.

HTTPWatch - An HTTP viewer and debugger plugin for MS Internet Explorer for HTTP and HTTPS monitoring without leaving browser window. Real-time page and request level time charts;millisecond accurate timings and network level data. Includes automation interface that can be used by most programming languages. Supports filtering of requests by criteria such as content types, response codes, URLs, headers and content. Basic free and paid versions available.

IBM Rational Policy Tester Accessibility Edition - Helps ensure Web site accessibility to all users by monitoring for over 170 comprehensive accessibility checks. It helps determine the site's level of compliance with government standards, including the U.S. government's Section 508 and guidelines such as the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W3C WCAG), the UK's Disability Discrimination Act, and France's AccessiWeb.

IBM Rational Policy Tester Privacy Edition - Reports on form, form controls, and Form GET inventory, pages collecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and privacy policy links. Generates inventory of site privacy policies and checks and checks for secure pages and encryption and third-party data sharing policies; maps technical checks to specific online requirements of laws and regulations, such as U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Privacy Rules, HIPAA, California SB1386 & AB1950 and AB1 950; Safe Harbor re European Community's Directive on Data Protection; and U.S. Section 208.

TextTrust - Online service for one time or periodic full site spell checking; report includes listing of each text error with URL, built-in spelling mistake highlighter; correct your errors with Google suggestion lookup. System learns as it checks, detects industry terms and buzzwords such that only real errors are reported.

WireShark - Network protocol analyzer available under the GNU General Public License. Capabilities include deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture and offline analysis, standard three-pane packet browser, runs on most platforms. Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility; rich VoIP analysis; read/write a very wide variety of different capture file formats. Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others. Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2. Coloring rules can be applied to the packet list for quick, intuitive analysis. Output can be exported to XML, PostScript, CSV, or plain text

TPTest - An open source software suite for testing network throughput and Internet services. It consists of a software library with test functions that can be implemented in test client and server applications. Reference client/server apps are also included.

BWMeter - Bandwidth meter, monitor and traffic controller, which measures, displays and controls all traffic to/from computer(s) or on your network. Can analyze the data packets (where they come from, where they go, which port and protocol they use). For Windows platforms. Shareware.

Fiddler - HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler includes a powerful event-based scripting subsystem, and can be extended using any .NET language. Can debug traffic from virtually any application. For Windows platforms. Freeware.

HTTP Interceptor - Low cost pseudo Proxy server that performs http diagnostics and enables viewing of the two way communication between browser and the Internet. View http, asp, http header, data headers, responses. Demo version Free and paid versions available.

Expecco - A component based, modular test and quality assurance platform from eXept Software AG, which aims at the consolidation of tests and partial test systems into an automated, interactive test center. Enables productivity improvement in creation and maintenance of test scenarios, includes extensive debug features and flexible integration into existing enterprises. Features include utilization of UML 2.0 and Selenium libraries.

Aptixia IxLoad - Highly scalable, integrated test solution from Ixia Inc. for assessing the performance of Triple Play (Voice, Video and Data services) networks and devices. IxLoad emulates IPTV and Triple Play subscribers and associated protocols to ensure subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE). Protocols supported include video protocols like IGMP, MLD, and RTSP; voice protocols like SIP and MGCP; and data protocols like HTTP, FTP, and SMTP. Can be used to test critical aspects of the infrastructure like DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, and LDAP services, as well generate malicious traffic to test for security. Also available are a wide variety of other related performance test tools to help accelerate the migration of communications and entertainment to IP.

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar - Microsoft add-on for IE that includes some tools for that can be useful for web testing. Includes tools to explore a page's document object model (DOM), locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques, view HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys; validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS web feed links; view the formatted and syntax colored source of HTML and CSS; and more.

Web Service Scheduler - WSS is an online cron service that can execute custom scripts remotely, for websites hosted on a web server with no access to a scheduling utility like cron or task scheduler. To use, just login and add the URL of the web service or script (PHP, ASP, CGI) and the time you would like the service to run. Basic account is free.

Chickenfoot - An open source Firefox extension from MIT that creates a programming environment in the Firefox sidebar, enables wrting of scripts to manipulate web pages and automate web browsing. Scripts are written in a superset of Javascript that includes special functions specific to web tasks.

WebAii - Free web automation framework from Telerik that helps developers easily write functional tests for AJAX and Silverlight applications. The framework offers one consistent API that allows users to automate the UI of web applications as part of regression testing. Besides Silverlight support, a key benefit of WebAii Testing Framework is the browser abstraction, which allows developers to create a test once and execute it against all major browsers – IE, FF, and Safari for Windows are currently supported.

sketchPath - Free XPath Editor and XML analysis and testing tool by Phil Fearon supporting XPath 1.0 and 2.0. Capabilities includes: Provides integrated graphical environment for viewing XML files, developing and testing XPath expressions against them and managing the expressions in file libraries. Auto-Generate XPath locations by selecting from XPath result list, regular expression result list, element tree view, element nodes list, XML text editor, etc. Import XPath Expressions from an XML source (eg. XSLT). auto-complete uses 'Look-Ahead' to list available location and value nodes when typing, XSD schema validation with fully-navigable invalid elements list. Use regular expressions to resolve XPath locations. And more. For Windows platforms.

soapUI - A free, open source desktop application from Eviware Software AB for inspecting, invoking, developing, simulating/mocking and functional/load/compliance testing of web services over HTTP. It is mainly aimed at developers/testers providing and/or consuming web services (java, .net, etc). Functional and Load-Testing can be done both interactively in soapUI or within an automated build/integration process using the soapUI command-line tools. Mock Web Services can be created for any WSDL and hosted from within soapUI or using the command-line MockService runner. IDE-plugins available for eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans and a specialized eclipse-plugin for JBossWS. Paid 'pro' version available with professional support and extended functionality.

SOAPscope Server - Web services test tool from Mindreef Inc./Progress Software; create test scenarios automatically by recording actions; share these with other testers in collaborative server-baaed UI. View WSDL and SOAP messages in Pseudocode ViewTM. Create complex tests including passing values from a response to subsequent requests, perform batch testing and validate results all without coding. Simulate web services that don't yet exist, or new scenarios for those that do.

Parasoft SOAtest - Scriptless web services test tool from Parasoft. Automatic test creation from WSDL, WSIL, UDDI and HTTP Traffic. Capabilities include WSDL validation, load and performance testing; graphically model and test complex scenarios. Automatically creates security penetration tests for SQL injections, XPath injections, parameter fuzzing, XML bombs, and external entities. Data-driven testing through data sources such as Excel, CSV, DB queries, etc. Support for JMS; MIME attachment support.

QEngine - ManageEngine QEngine Web Service Functional Test tool automates functional testing of web services that are bound with the SOAP/HTTP binding. Automatically generates test scripts from a WSDL document and validates every operation published in the WSDL document. The responses to each SOAP/HTTP request can be validated against the data sources such as CSV or Database.

Fault Factory - API-level fault injection tool from from Extradata Technologies; injects HTTP/SOAP/Socket faults into an application - no code changes, no proxies required. Injects two types of faults: socket API failures and arbitrary HTTP responses (that can be used to imitate a wide range of conditions, including SOAP faults). Can be used standalone or in combination with a debugger. Language-neutral. For Windows platforms.

XML-Simulator - Black-box test tool from Elvior for applications using asynchronous XML messaging to communicate with different systems. Customizable to support any XML protocol.

Tools4Internet - Free on-the-web tools for determination/testing of various web page/site characteristics; results presented in convenient tabbed summary format. Includes browser/server security information tool for viewing details of http headers sent from web server and browser, along with other information obtainable via javascript and other publicly available means. Web Content Analysis capability includes response time, web page code comments lines, anchors, scripts, etc.

Firebug - Open source add-on tool for Firefox - allows editing, debugging, and monitoring of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. Monitor network activity, visualize CSS metrics, information about errors in JavaScript, CSS, and XML. Includes DOM explorer; execute JavaScript on the fly.

GH Tester - Middleware test automation tool, from Green Hat Consulting Limited, for testing systems that do not have graphical user interfaces including web services, JMS, IBM MQ, Sonic MQ, TIBCO, TCP/IP, UDP/IP and SmartSockets. Includes an API enabling writing of your own transports. Schema-aware message editors for XML (DTD and XSD), SOAP (WSDL) and AE. Other capabilities: automatically create test plan documentation, record and playback messages, integrate with databases to simulate adapters by querying or changing rows, produce detailed reports on actual test results and expectations, including any differences

Filemon - Free tool from Microsoft monitors and displays Windows file system activity on a system in real-time. Timestamping feature shows when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column indicates outcome. Useful in security testing, monitoring/testing of web servers etc. Also available (links available on Filemon page): RegMon - a Registry monitor; Process Monitor - a process and thread monitor; DiskMon - a hard disk monitor.

AceLive - Tool from OpNet Technologies Inc. for end-user experience monitoring and application performance management. Spans network monitoring, measurement, and detection of SLA violations, and can bridges seamlessly into integrated and detailed transaction-level troubleshooting with OPNET’s ACE Analyst.

Charles - An HTTP proxy/monitor/Reverse Proxy that enables viewing all HTTP traffic between browser and the Internet, including requests, responses and HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information). Capabilities include HTTP/SSL and variable modem speed simulation. Useful for XML development in web browsers, such as AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) and XMLHTTP, as it enables viewing of actual XML between the client and the server. Can autoconfigure browser's proxy settings on MSIE, Firefox, Safari. Java application from XK72 Ltd.

Paessler Site Inspector - A web browser that combines MSIE and Mozilla/Gecko into one program; it's Analyzing Browser allows switching between the two browser engines with the click of a mouse to compare. Freeware.

CookiePie Firefox Extension - Firefox extension from Sebastian Wain enabling maintenance of different cookies in different tabs and windows. For example developers working on web software supporting multiple users or profiles can use CookiePie to simultaneusly test their software with each user without needing to open a different browser.

Broken Link Preventer - Link checker that reports on broken links, reports statistics on user attempts to access broken links, and enables broken link prevention. Runs on server and constantly monitors site links.

JsUnit - An open-source unit testing framework for client-side (in-browser) JavaScript in the tradition of the XUnit frameworks

Web Performance Advanced Server Analysis - Add-on module for the Web Performance Inc. Load Tester tool from Web Performance Inc. Automatically points out performance problems in your operating system or application server; tracks performance counters in the operating system or application server during a load test, marking those statistics that are obviously out of spec so you can quickly identify obvious performance problems. Statistics can be viewed during the test and reviewed later in reports for more detailed analysis.

Eclipse TPTP Testing Tools Project - TPTP (Test & Performance Tools Platform) is a subproject of Eclipse, an open platform for tool integration. TPTP provides frameworks for building testing tools by extending the TPTP Platform. The framework contains testing editors, deployment and execution of tests, execution environments and associated execution history analysis and reporting. The project also includes exemplary tools for JUnit based component testing tool, Web application performance testing tool, and a manual testing tool. The project supports the OMG UML2 Test Profile.

Test Architect - Keyword-driven test automation tool from LogiGear helps increase test coverage. Built-in
playback support for web-based application and other platforms.

Networking and Server Test Utilities - Small collection of web server and other test utilities provided by
hq42.net.

Morae - Usability test tool for web sites and software, from TechSmith Corp. for automated recording, analyzing and sharing of usability data. Consists of 3 components. A Recorder records and synchronizes video and data, creating a digital record of system activity and user interaction. A Remote Viewer enables geographically dispersed observers to watch usability tests from any location; it displays test user's computer screen along with a picture-in-picture window displaying the test participant's face and audio; Remote Viewer observers can set markers and add text notes. The Manager component includes integrated editing functionality for assembly of important video clips to share with stakeholders.

AutoTestFlash - Freeware tool by Tiago Simoes for recording and playing back UI Tests in flash applications. Source code also available.

Repro - Manual testing 'helper' tool that records desktop video, system operations in 7 different categories, system resource usage, and system configuration information. Allows user to save and review relevant information for bug reports, and compress the result into a very small file to replay, upload to a bug tracking system, and share with others. Instruments in memory the target application at runtime so no changes are required to application under test. For Windows.

TestGen - Free open-source web test data generation program that allows developers to quickly generate test data for their web-services before publicly or internally releasing the web service for production.

EngineViewer and SiteTimer - Free basic services: EngineViewer - reports on how a search engine may view a webpage, from how it breaks down the HTML, to which links it extracts, how it interprets page's robot exclusion rules and more. SiteTimer service - Find out how long it takes various connection types to get a page, check all the graphical links to ensure they're correct, examine server's HTTP headers, more.

Fiddler - An HTTP Debugging tool by Eric Lawrence. Acts as an HTTP Proxy running on port 8888 of local PC. Any application which accepts an HTTP Proxy can be configured to run through Fiddler. Logs all HTTP traffic between between computer and the Internet, and allows inspection of the HTTP data, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Designed to be much simpler than using NetMon or Achilles, and includes a simple but powerful JScript.NET event-based scripting subsystem. Free, for Windows.

FREEping - Free ping software utility from Tools4ever which will ping all your Windows-based servers (or any other IP address) in freely-definable intervals. Will send a popup when one of the servers stops responding.

IP Traffic Test and Measure - Network traffic simulation and test tool from Omnicor Corp. can generate TCP/UDP connections using different IP addresses; data creation or capture and replay; manage and monitor throughput, loss, and delay.

VisitorVille - Site traffic monitoring tool from World Market Watch Inc. that depicts website visitors as animated characters in a virtual village; users can watch their web traffic as if they're watching a movie.

Sandra - 'System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant' utility from SiSoftware. Provides large variety of information about a Windows system's hardware and software. Includes CPU, mainboard, drives, ports, processes, modules, services, device drivers, ODBC sources, memory details, environment settings, system file listings, and much more. Provides performance enhancing tips, tune-up wizard, file system and memory bandwidth benchmarking, more. Reporting via save/print/fax/email in text, html, XML, etc. Free, Professional, and other versions available in multiple languages.

Deque - Deque Ramp is a cross-platform solution for testing and remediating websites and Web-based applications for integrated accessibility and Section 508 compliance. Audits and corrects accessibility violations and helps organizations develop long-term practices to enhance accessibility for users with disabilities. Available versions include Ramp Personal Edition, Ramp Grade, and Ramp Ascend. Ramp PE version is free for some user categories such as non-profit organizations. Other products include Worldspace Online, an online accessibility test and repair tool.

Browser Cam - Service from Gomez Inc./Compuware for web developers and testers; it creates screen captures of web pages loaded in any browser, any version, any operating system. Check javascripts, DHTML, forms and other dynamic functionality on any platform. Allows viewing of web page appearance on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, in most versions of every browser ever released.

Dummynet - Flexible tool developed by Luigi Rizzo, originally designed for testing networking protocols, can be used in testing to simulate queue and bandwidth limitations, delays, packet losses, and multipath effects. Can be used on user's workstations, or on FreeBSD machines acting as routers or bridges.

HTTP Interceptor - A real-time HTTP protocol analysis and troubleshooting tool from AllHTTP.com. View all headers and data that travel between your browser and the server. Split-screen display and dual logs for request and response data. Interceptor also allows changing of select request headers on-the-fly, such as "Referrer" and "User Agent".

SpySmith - Simple but powerful diagnostic tool from Quality Forge; especially useful when testing web sites and web-based applications. It allows the user to peek inside I.E. Browser-based Documents (including those without a 'view source' command) to extract precise information about the DOM elements in an HTML source. SpySmith can also spy on Windows objects. For Windows. Free 90-day trial.

Co-Advisor - Tool from The Measurement Factory for testing quality of protocol implementations. Co-Advisor can test for protocol compatibility, compliance, robustness, security, and other quality factors. Has modules for HTTP (RFC 2616) and ICAP (RFC 3507) protocols . Other info: runs on FreeBSD packages, Linux RPMs, Windows (on-demand); available as on-line service, binaries, or source code.

PocketSOAP - Packet-capture tool by Simon Fell, with GUI; captures and displays packet data between local client and specified web server. Can log captures to disk. For Windows; binaries and source available; freeware. Also available is PocketXML-RPC and PocketHTTP.

TcpTrace - Tool by Simon Fell acts as a relay between client and server for monitoring packet data. Works with all text-based IP protocols. For windows; freeware

ProxyTrace - Tool by Simon Fell acts as a proxy server to allow tracing of HTTP data; can be used by setting browser to use it as a proxy server and then can monitor all traffic to and from browser. Freeware.

tcptrace - Tool written by Shawn Ostermann for analysis of TCP dumpfiles, such as those produced by tcpdump, snoop, etherpeek, HP Net Metrix, or WinDump. Can produce various types of output with info on each connection seen such as elapsed time, bytes, and segments sent and received, retransmissions, round trip times, window advertisements, throughput, and various graphs. Available for various UNIX flavors, for Windows, and as source code; freeware.

MITS.Comm - Tool from Omsphere LLC for simulating virtually any software interface (internal or external). Allows testing without pitfalls associated with live connections to other systems (TCP/IP, Ethernet, FTP, etc). Allows developers to test down to the unit level by simulating the internal software interfaces (message queues, mailboxes, etc.) Tool can learn what request/response scenarios are being tested for future tests and can work with any protocol, any message definitions, and any network. Also available: MITS.GUI

XML Conformance Test Suite - XML conformance test suites from W3C and NIST; contains over 2000 test files and an associated test report (also in XML). The test report contains background information on conformance testing for XML as well as test descriptions for each of the test files. This is a set of metrics for determining conformance to the listed W3C XML Recommendation.

Certify - Test automation management tool from WorkSoft, Inc. For managing and developing test cases and scripts, and generating test scripts. For automated testing of Web, client/server, and mainframe applications. Runs on Windows platforms.

HiSoftware AccVerify - Tool for testing site accessibility, usability, searchability, privacy and Intellectual Property policy verification; from HiSoftware Inc. Also custom checks and test suites to meet organization's standards. Can crawl a site and report errors; can also programmatically fix most common errors found. Runs on Windows.

HiSoftware Web Site Monitor - Tool allows user to monitor servers and send alerts, allows monitoring web sites for changes or misuse of intellectual property in metadata or in the presented document; link validation. From HiSoftware Inc.

Web Optimizer - Web page optimizing tool from Visionary Technologies intelligently compresses web pages to accelerate web sites without changing site's appearance. Removes unnecessary information in HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, and Javascript and includes GIF and JPEG optimizer techniques.

HTML2TXT - Conversion utility that converts HTML as rendered in MS Internet Explorer into ASCII text while accurately preserving the layout of the text. Included with software are examples of using the control from within Visual Basic, Visual C++, and HTML.

Team Remote Debugger - Debugging tool from Spline Technologies allows tracing of any number of code units of any kind ( ASP, MTS, T-SQL, COM+, ActiveX Exe, DLL, COM, Thread, CFML ), written in any language ( ASP, VB, VC++, Delphi, T-SQL, VJ, CFML ) residing on multiple shared and dedicated servers at the same time, without ever attaching to process. Remote code can pass messages and dialogs directly to your local machine via Team Remote Debugger component, and developers can then debug their respective code independently of one another no matter if the code units reside on the same servers or on different servers or on any combination thereof.

Datatect - Test data generator from Banner Software generates data to a flat file or ODBC-compliant database; includes capabilities such as scripting support that allows user to write VBScripts that modify data to create XML output, data generation interface to Segue SilkTest, capability to read in existing database table structures to aid in data generation, wide variety of data types and capabilities for custom data types. For Windows.

Triometric Performance Analyzer Suite - Suite of software protocol analyzers from Triometric accurately calculates end-to-end download speeds for each transaction, not just samples; produces a range of configurable reports that breaks down info into network and server speeds, errors, comparison to SLA's, performance for each server, client, URL, time period, etc.

WebBug - Debugging tool from Aman Software for monitoring HTTP protocol sends and receives; handles HTTP 0.9/1.0/1.1; allows for entry of custom headers. Freeware.

WebMetrics - Web usability testing and evaluation tool suite from U.S. Govt. NIST. Source code available. For UNIX, Windows.

MRTG - Multi Router Traffic Grapher - free tool by Tobi Oetiker utilizing SNMP to monitoring traffic loads on network links; generates reports as web pages with GIF graphics on inbound and outbound traffic. For UNIX, Windows.

Log Analysis And Mobile Testing Tools

Log Analysis Tools

DMOZ Log Analysis Tools List - DMOZ open directory project's lists of open source and commercial log analysis tools.

Mobile Web/App Testing Tools

MITE - Free version of MITE, from Keynote Systems Inc., for mobile content testing. Desktop testing tool with 1,600+ device profiles and 11,000 user agent strings. Test and validate mobile content quickly across numerous device/ mobile OS/ mobile browser combinations navigating mobile sites, checking for broken. Provides information including source code, redirects, protocol details, oversized objects, and device compatibility checks.

DeviceAnywhere - Mobile handset testing platform from MobileComplete enables development, deployment, and testing of content/apps on more than 2000 real handset devices in live global networks around the world using just the Internet. The mobile handset bank includes devices stationed in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, etc and the agnostic platform hosts a diverse portfolio of carriers and manufacturers from around the world.

Gomez Active Mobile - An on-demand mobile monitoring solution from Gomez, a division of Compuware, to accelerate identification, diagnosis and resolution of mobile Web, SMS and application performance and availability problems. Provides a unified view of mobile and Web performance and availability. Utilizes over thousands of different 'mobile devices': tests are performed by the Gomez testing agents deployed on mobile nodes. Mobile nodes are a globally distributed set of computers connected to wireless carrier networks via attached wireless modems and provide a realistic measure of the mobile Web experience. Supports all major phone platforms such as iOS, Android OS, BlackBerry OS, Palm OS, Symbian OS & multiple feature phone operating systems.

Mobile Web and App Development Testing and Emulation Tools - Info on a variety of test and emulation tools from 2010 listing in SpeckyBoy Design Magazine.


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Web Site Management Tools

Web Site Management Tools

This section includes products that contain: site version control tools, combined utilities/tools, server management and optimization tools, and authoring/publishing/deployment tools that include significant site management or testing capabilities.


SEOToaster - Free & Open Source SEO CMS & Ecommerce CMS. Includes unique features out of the box such as automated 301, automated deep-linking, point & click Java Script based silo building. Easy front-end edition, and administration. Also uniquely scalable with a SEO Samba (http://www.seosamba.com ) subscription where an unlimited number of ‘toasted’ websites are remote controlled from a central interface. Available in multiple languages.

Radiant CMS - A no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams. Features: elegant user interface, flexible templating with layouts, snippets, page parts, and a custom tagging language, extension/plugin system, simple user management and permissions.

Frog CMS - Frog, an open source CMS, was born as phpRadiant in January 2007, and is a PHP version of Radiant CMS. Although the two applications still share a family resemblance, Frog is charting its own development path. It is unique in its simple templating code, and because it uses PHP directly, there is no need to learn yet another scripting language. It requires PHP5, a MySQL database or SQLite 3 with PDO, and a web server (Apache with mod_rewrite is highly recommended). It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3. Source is available from Frog’s Google Code project page.

AutoTestBot - Free online service for automated website monitoring and testing. Emails warnings about 404-pages, PHP errors, ASP .NET errors, custom pattern matching (both positive and negative), etc. Can be used to check for such errors as pages with no products if you are running a web shop, or detect pages that you have removed, but forgotten to remove all links to.

4Webcheck - Site monitoring and utilities application from Bibase Software; Checks availability and verifies web pages at the byte level; compare pages on a web site to files on the local computer. Will compare single files, all files in a local folder or multiple sites and folders. Also provides url search engine submission options and includes link checking and other capabilities. For Windows platforms.

BigEasy CMS - Content management system from Bold Endeavours Group Ltd. Capabilities include: Template management - allows the creation and re-use of html templates; dynamic navigation generation; functionality for working with several languages on the web site, where the information is stored in the same location, regardless of language; forms, search, personalization/registration, discussion forums, sitemaps, etc.

Test Anywhere - Web and application GUI test autoamtion tool from Automation Anywhere. Capabilities include: conversion of test scripts to .exe, Windows Object recorder, web recorder, image recognition, script editor with 385+ commands. For Windows platforms.

Webmaster Toolkit - Collection of 35 free tools and utilities useful to webmasters; includes link checker, page analyzer, ping, color tool, link extractor, etc.

Webriq - Web-based site management and editing tool with drag and drop capabilities, from Webriq, includes multiple language interfaces.

A1 Website Analyzer - Website analyzer and link checker from Microsys, also can check response times, html and CSS validation, track file sizes, check for page title duplication; optimize internal page link structure to maximize SE page rankings.

BrowserCMS - Web content management system from BrowserMedia LLC for creating, managing, and publishing dynamic, information driven websites. Handles traditional text, images, or files, as well as such searchable, dynamic 'content objects' as press releases, job postings, a member locator/business directory, and an events calendar. 100% browser-based content management system is installed on the same web server that hosts website - no software installed on individual desktop machines. Geared to associations, non-profits, government agencies, and corporate websites. Compatible with multiple server OS's and web servers. Related app available as an open source CMS written in Ruby on Rails.

Errorlytics - Site management service/plugin from Errorlytics/Accession Media, LLC helps site managers minimize errors for their users. Keeps track of errors that site visitors come across. Can see what errors have come up, and then set up 'rules' as to where site visitors should be redirected to. For any website developed with Java, PHP, Rails, Drupal or Wordpress.

eValid Site Analysis - Site analysis, mapping, and page tuning tool from Software Research Inc. Checks for broken links and characterisitics such as page age, size, existence of specified strings, download times of elements, pinpointing bottlenecks. Reports are generated onscreen, including 3D-SiteMap showing site structure; can be rotated, expanded, zoomed-in, etc.

SortSite - Tool from Electrum Solutions that checks pages against W3C and IETF standards, checks for compliance with accessibility standards; link checker, browser compatibility checker; checks for regulatory compliance, checks site against Google/Yahoo/MSN search guidelines, more.

DeepTrawl - Site management tool from Deep Cognition Ltd. finds dead/slow/invalid links, finds common html flaws, has integrated HTML editor with problem highlighting, finds stale content. Finds slow content based on configurable settings, checks for undesirable user postings, exports to CSV / HTML, more.

Atomic Watch - Site monitoring software from Info-Pack.com;runs as background process on Win machine; no software to install on server. Can check webpage or form for certain strings and report back if not present. Configurable monitoring intervals; various notification options including email notifications, sound alarm, or load a URL. No monthly fees like the server monitoring services.

TruWex - Site management tool from Erigami Ltd. checks accessibility, privacy, quality, web page performance. Utilizes a web interface; available as a managed service and as a redistributable product installed on Windows based servers.

CMS400.net - Web site content management tool from Ektron Inc. Enables non-technical users to add/update web content, create and manage documents. Workflow and user management tools. Support for ASP.NET, ColdFusion, PHP, and JSP development.

WSOP - Website load time testing and optimization tool from SoftLogica LLC; other capabilities include checking for errors and broken links, highlighting of problem elements with a built-in HTML viewer, and support for custom testing scenarios for regular tests. Provides a set of reports, statistics and suggestions to improve website load time and performance.

TrueView - Web management suite from Symphoniq Corp. that can monitor Web application performance from browser to back-end by instrumenting both client and server side of web applications. Can measure page load times and errors directly from users' browsers and automatically detect and diagnose problems inside or outside the datacenter. Trace slowdowns to specific IP addresses, servers, method calls, and SQL queries.

WebWatchBot - Web site monitoring, notification, and analysis tool for web sites and IP Devices, from ExclamationSoft Inc. Capabilities include real-time charting of response times for multiple items, reporting of historical data, comprehensive dashboard view of all monitoring. Monitor web page transactions - execute any monitored item in sequence, handle login and web form posting, run as a windows service or application. Requires Windows, MSIE, SQLServer.

Savvy Content Manager - Content management tool from Savvy Software Inc. Simplified editing process - click on an area of your web site in Savvy's browser-based interface, update the information and then publish to the Web with another click. No coding, no file transfers, no additional software.

CA Introscope - Web performance monitoring tool from CA Technologies; presents data in easy-to-use customizable dashboards which enable deep, intuitive views of interrelation between system components and application infrastructure. Monitors applications as soon as installed; no coding needed. Included 'LeakHunter'identifies potential memory leaks. 'Transaction Tracer' can provide detailed tracing of execution paths and component response times for individual transactions in production systems.

WebCEO - Tool from WebCEO.com includes a site maintenance module. Includes link checker, WYSIWYG editor, FPT/publishing, traffic analysis, and site monitoring capabilities.

RealiTea - Web application management solution from TeaLeaf Technology Inc. that provides detailed visibility into availability and functionality issues to enable efficient problem identification, isolation, and repair. Captures and monitors real user sessions, providing context and correlation data for application failure analysis. Add-on capabilities include a 'Dashboard' to provide real-time, customizable views of success/failure rates for key online business processes and other critical metrics, and 'Real Scripts' automatically generated from recorded user sessions for use in specified other load testing tools.

PROGNOSIS - Comprehensive tool from Integrated Research Ltd. for performance and availability monitoring, network management, and diagnostics; suited to large systems.

CMS Foundation - Web content managment system from Open Text Corp includes s offers a modular design of software capabilities, allowing flexible deployment depending on individual customer requirements.

Cuevision Network Monitor - Monitoring tool from Cuevision for monitoring website, server, services, applications, and network; capabilities include notifications via email, net send, and popup, restart apps and services, etc. For Windows.

GFI Network Server Monitor - Server management tool from GFI Software Ltd. checks network and servers for failures and fixes them automatically. Alerts via email, pagers, SMS; automatically reboot servers, restart services, run scripts, etc. Freeware version of GFI Network Server Monitor is also available; includes modules to check HTTP and ICMP/ping for checking availability of HTTP and HTTPS sites.

Web Site Monitoring - Performance Monitoring - Free open-source website performance monitoring and uptime notification application in PERL, from AllScoop; sends email notification if site is slow or down.

ContentStudio - E-catalog management tool from TechniCon Systems with Win Explorer-type interface with drag and drop functionality; eliminates need for programmers and special production staff to maintain catalogs. Legacy-to-Web Tools can "bulk-load" online catalog from legacy product data. Capabilities include defining intra-configuration rules, such as option compatibilities on a single product; spatial relationships between products, etc.

SpinPike - Flexible and scalable content management system from SavvyBox Systems, based on database-driven, template-based dynamically-created content. Installer easily installs system on your server, high-level functions save template coding time; WYSIWYG editor.

Constructioner - Website development software with integrated content management system from Artware Multimedia GmbH. Design/administrate database connected PHP web applications in combination with individual webdesign. Includes: Ready-to-use Backoffice, Content and Table Management (WYSIWYG-Editor), User Administration, Multilingualism, Dynamic Menu, Message Board, PHP-Code Insertion, Statistical Reports, Database Backup, Search. All can be integrated without writing code. Constructioner Light Edition available as Freeware.

CrownPeak CMS - Content management service from CrownPeak Inc., which hosts the management system application and the client's administrative interfaces and pushes the final assembled pages to client Web servers. Provides complete software developers environment, comprehensive Communications Gateway for inbound and outbound data, and a robust API.

WebLight - HTML validator and link checking tool from Illumit LLC. Free for use on small sites, low cost for large sites. Works on multiple platforms.

Trellian InternetStudio - Suite of web site management utilities from Trellian including site upload/publishing tools, text editor, HTML editor, link checker, site mapper, spell checker, site spider, image handling, HTML encryptor/optimizer, HTML validator, image mapper, e-commerce site designer/generator. For Windows.

Documentum - Enterprise content management product from EMC Corp. - capabilites/support include scalability, security, business process automation, globalization, XML-content-based multi-channel delivery, support for more than 50 document formats, integration with a variety of servers, authoring tools, etc.

Serena Collage - Content management tool from Serena; browser-based, scalable content management platform for content contributors distributed across an organization. Works with content from any platform or application. Enables collaboration, version control, activity tracking, administration, templates, styles, approval workflow, multi-lingual support, more. Runs with a variety of platforms, web servers, and DB servers.

FlexWindow - Tool from Digital Architects B.V., enables users to update their web site via e-mail. Update news flashes, notifications, advertisements, product info, stories, prices, and more. Use any e-mail client capable of producing HTML to format your content or use HTML tags in a plain text e-mail. Easy to install, simply create an account and paste one line of javascript into your pages. Basic accounts are free.

Alchemy Eye - System management tool from Alchemy Lab continuously monitors server availability and performance. Alerts by cell phone, pager, e-mail, etc. Can automatically run external programs, and log events.

Web500 CMS - Web content management and site maintenance solution from Web500. Add-on modules allow capabilities such as WAP, e-commerce, payment processing, customer relationship management, and more.

HTML Rename - Site Migration/Batch processing tool from Expandable Language that enforces file naming conventions (case, length, invalid chars), renaming the files to match the convention, then correcting the links to those files automatically. Eliminates problems encountered when moving files between Windows, Mac, and UNIX systems and publishing to CD-ROM. For Mac or Windows.

IPCheck Server Monitor - Server monitoring tool from Paessler AG. Alerts webmasters if a webserver is not working correctly via sensor types PING, PORT, HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP Transaction, DNS, SMTP, POP3, SNMP, and custom sensors. Notifications can be triggered by downtimes, uptimes, or slow responses. For Win platforms; has a web-based user interface.

Oracle Universal Content Management System - Content management tool formerly from Stellent, now Oracle. Content Server uses a web-based repository, where all content and content types are stored for management, reuse and access. Enables services such as library services, security, conversion services, workflow, personalization, index/search, replication and administration. Other modules provide additional services such as: services for creating, managing and publishing Web content and supporting from one to thousands of Web sites; services for capturing, securing and sharing digital and paper-based documents and reports; and services for collaborative environments and for digital asset and records management.

Rhythmyx Content Manager - Web content management product from Percussion Software; based on native XML and XSL technologies; content development, publishing, version control, and customizable workflow. Manages Web content, documents, digital assets, portals and scanned images.

Broadvision - Suite of content and publishing management tools from Broadvision Inc.; allows a distributed team of non-technical content experts to manage every aspect of site content, including creation, editing, staging, production, and archiving.

HP OpenView Internet Services - Internet services monitoring/management tool from HP; integrates with other OpenView products to provide a variety of management and monitoring services and capabilities. Enables end-user emulation of major business-critical applications as well as a single integrated view of the complete Internet infrastructure. Designed to help IT staff efficiently predict, isolate, diagnose and troubleshoot problem occurrences, anticipate capacity shortfalls, and manage and report on service level agreements.

HTML-Kit - Free, full-featured editor from Chami.com designed to help HTML, XHTML and XML authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish web pages. Uses a highly customizable and extensible integrated development environment while maintaining full control over multiple file types including HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSL, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, and much more. Finds errors and provides suggestions on how to create standards compliant pages. Includes internal, external, server-side and live preview modes; FTP Workspace for uploading, downloading and online editing of files; and the ability to use hundreds of optional free add-ins through its open plugins interface. GUI support of W3C's HTML Tidy; seamless integration with the CSE HTML Validator. Validate XML documents using its DTD and/or check for well-formedness. Over 400 free plugins available for extending and customizing HTML-Kit. Pro plugins available to paid registered users.

IBM Workplace Web Content Management - IBM's web content management product for Internet, intranet, extranet and portal sites; runs on both Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere.

WebCheck - Windows application from Peregrine Software that runs in background and periodically checks a site for availability and correctness; searches for keywords; provides notification by displaying a message or sending an e-mail.

WS_FTP Pro - FTP/web publishing tool from Ipswitch; manage, upload, and update websites; automatically resume interrupted transfers; support more than 50 host file systems; drag-and-drop files; for Windows.

A1Monitor - Utility from A1Tech for monitoring availability of web servers. Capabilities include notification by email and automatic reboot of web server. For Windows.

AgentWebRanking - Freeware tool from AADSoft to monitor site's search engine position, improve search engine ranks, submit URL's. Searches top engines for keywords; can specify search depth. Also has keyword count for pages vs competitor's pages; auto or manual submit of URL's to search engines, meta tag creator. Requires MSIE and Windows.

WebSite Director - Web-content workflow management system from CyberTeams Inc. with browser-based interface includes configurable workflow management, e-mail submission of web content, and e-mail notifications; allows defining and applying existing workflow and approval rules to web content management process. For Windows, UNIX.

Equalizer - Load balancing server appliance and site management tool from Coyote Point Systems. Web based interface for load balancing administration, server failure detection, real-time server monitoring of server response time, number of pending requests, etc.

WebTrends - Web site management tools from Webtrends Inc.; such as WebTrends Analytics9 and WebTrends Optimizer for site metrics and management.

XMetal - XML development tool from Justsystems, Inc. for XML-based web site authoring and validation. Includes a 'Database Import Wizard', and can automatically convert output to CALS or HTML table models or to XML; For Windows.

Interwoven Team Site - Web development, version control, access control, and publishing control tool; works with many servers, OS's, and platforms. Other deployment and management tools available also.

Macromedia Contribute - Adobe's (formerly Macromedia's) web content management solution Content created in Contribute matches the look and feel of a site via Dreamweaver templates and advanced CSS support. Ensures design standards are met, functionality is maintained, and code is protected.

Site/C - 'Set-and-forget' utility from Robomagic Software; for periodic server monitoring for web server connection problems, link problems. E-mail/pager notifications, logging capabilities. For Windows.

PowerMapper - From Electrum Multimedia; for customizable automated site mapping, accessibility and usability checking, HTML validation, link checking, CSS validation, browser compatibility, and more. Requires Windows and MSIE.

SiteScope - HP's (formerly Mercury's) product for agentless site monitoring and maintenance. Runs on servers and monitors server performance, links, connections, logs, etc.; scheduled and on-demand reporting; provides notifications of problems. Includes published API for creating custom monitors. Monitors mimic users' end-to-end actions. For Windows or Unix.

HTML PowerTools - HTML validator, global search-and-replace. Date stamper, spell checker, Meta manager, image tag checker, HTML-to-Text converter, customizable reports. Link checker. Validates against various HTML versions, browser extensions; has updateable rulebase. From Talicom. For Windows.

OpenDeploy - Interwoven's configurable control system for deploying from development to production environments. Includes automated deployment, security, and encryption capabilities. Other management tools available also. For Windows and Unix.

Vignette Content Management - Vignette Corporation's products for web site collaborative content, publishing, management, and maintenance. Support for managing content stored in databases, XML repositories, and static files. Supports a wide variety of web attributes, databases, API's, and servers.

HomeSite - A lean, code-only editor for web development from Adobe (formerly Macromedia). Advanced coding features enable instant creation and modification of HTML, CFML, JSP, and XHTML tags, while enhanced productivity tools allow validation, reuse, navigation, and formatting of code more easily.

NetObjects Fusion - Site authoring/management tool from WebSite Pros Inc. Visual site structure editor, layout editor, graphics management, staging/publishing control. For Windows.

Content Management apps listing - Large listing of content management apps, in Wikipedia. Includes info re: Proprietary, Open source, etc; Platform (java, php, asp.net, Perl, python, etc.) supported databases and latest release date.


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External Site Monitoring Services

External Site Monitoring Services

SiteRay - External site monitoring service from Silktide Ltd. Enterprise tool for automatically testing website accessibility, marketing, usability, spelling, performance, compliance, frequency of updates and more. Test and compare scores between websites, e.g. competitors and peers.

Vantage for Server Performance - Service from Compuware examines applications, servers and databases to proactively identify performance problems. Uses agentless and agent-based monitoring and is for businesses with applications that must meet high service levels. Works with a variety of databases, middleware, ERP.

IntroSpectrum - A hosted performance monitoring system which uses real browsers to provide the most accurate view of web site performance. Hosted in the cloud, so it's platform/OS agnostic. Works with any public website or web application.

IP-label.newtest - An external availability and performance monitoring solution for internet services (websites, streaming, mail servers etc) and business applications based upon an extensive network of measurement points worldwide which provide real-time insight into how internet users experience a website.

Techout - Measure and optimize speed and availability of critical online applications. Website monitoring, business transaction monitoring, REST/SOAP Web Services Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring/Amazon Web Service Monitoring, more. Also available as an iPhone application.

100Pulse - Online Website Monitoring service from HIOX Web Services; free and paid services available. Monitor websites, Port and DNS Servers for availability and performance; free Instant alerts through E-mail, RSS Feed and Google gadget; analyze site's periodic performance through graphs, charts and statistical data; periodical Reports customizable by all users

EZ Web Site Monitoring - Service can keep tabs on your website and competitor websites in one easy report. Monitor uptime, response time monitoring, weekly error checking; track keywords and popularity, and always know when it changes.

Uptime Party - Web server monitoring for small business or personal web sites. Sends message if it's down, and when it's back up. Notifications via email or cell phone. Free for one server. $ for more than one, and monitoring is every 15 or 30 minutes.

Watchmouse - Site monitoring service includes website preformance monitoring (checks web servers continuously from over 20 locations worldwide), functionality monitoring (monitor transactions of up to 20 steps/1MB with a single script), periodic vulnerability scanning. (new vulnerabilities added daily, detailed security reports), and external automated load testing service.

SiteUpTime - Basic plan for monitoring one web site is free; others $. Highly configurable service options, multiple monitoring locations around the world; if more than one location detects a connection failure a notification is sent.

Panopta Advanced Server Monitoring - Web site monitoring service and outage management system from Panopta LLC for online businesses and service providers, with the ability to detect outages immediately, provide notifications, and provide a team the right tools to resolve the outage quickly. Checks services every 60 seconds using global monitoring network.

Pingdom - Server, network and website monitoring services from Pingdom AB. Includes current and historical reporting; world-wide network of monitoring servers; checks every 1-60 mins.

Site 24x7 - Monitoring of website uptime & performance from multiple geographical locations; monitor multi-step web applications or e-business transactions; monitor DNS servers & email server round-trip time; instant alerts for any downtime or threshold violations; email/SMS alerts and reports. Also available are free accounts with limited services for personal use.

WebSitePulse - Monitoring service from WebSitePulse. Simultaneous monitoring from up to 20 global stations; alerts sent when web page errors occur, performance thresholds are exceeded or connectivity problems are detected and verified from up to three independent monitoring resources, and when unauthorized content changes are detected. Supports cookies; monitors and verifies file size, MD5 checksum, present or missing text string. Customizable alert escalation schedules, configurable 'Do Not Disturb' times for contacts. Daily, weekly, monthly e-mailed uptime reports.

SiteMorse - External site monitoring services from SiteMorse - runs a periodic full report - clients can request to be notified if there is any change to the sites scores. Enterprise clients have the option of setting such thresholds on any one of over 300 tests.

YMU - Site monitoring service from Dreamcast Systems, Inc. HTTP, HTTPS, customizable map location selection of monitoring source, graphical reports, configurable periodic check intervals.

Gomez Web Performance Management - A site monitoring, testing, alerting, and reporting service from Gomez.com/Compuware, via a self-service Web portal. Basic packages are free, with add-ons available. Provides detailed monitoring data from testing locations across the globe to enable quick isolation and resolution of website performance problems.

eXternalTest - Site monitoring service from eXternalTest. Periodically checks servers from different points of the world; view what customers see with screen shots using different browsers, OSs, and screen resolutions.

Site Notifier - Site monitoring service from Transcendigital Ltd.; configurable for various monitoring intervals, multiple notifications.

Global Up Time - HTTP/HTTPS website monitoring service from Global Web Monitor; configurable frequency, alerting, and reporting options; false alarm protection. Server monitoring, website monitoring, network appliance monitoring, business transaction monitoring, port monitoring and port security monitoring.

internetVista - Service from Lyncos remotely monitors web sites and Internet services for availability (http, https, smtp, ftp, pop, nntp, tcp). Notifications sent via email and SMS. Monitoring centers in U.S. and Europe. Free service also available, with limited features.

Host Tracker - Site monitoring service from Host Tracker; monitor an unlimited number of resources, distributed monitoring points, possible monitoring of CGI scripts' operation, keyword presence control, can specify keywords by regular expressions, unlimited number of addresses for server error notifications, historical statistics.

Neustar Webmetrics Monitoring Service - Transactional application monitoring service from Webmetrics/Neustar. Simulates defined web transactions, such as customer logins and purchase order fulfillment, up to every five minutes to verify application availability and performance. A 'Basic Monitoring' service is also available.

Dotcom-Monitor - Web site monitoring and load testing services utilize multiple worldwide locations. Checks content and response times; provides reporting and notifications. Free 'Lifetime Lite' monitoring service available.

Vertain Monitoring Service - Services from Vertain Software include verification that web site is up and running and that users can complete multi-page transactions. Also available: Free service for up to six tests per day.

AlertBot - Monitoring service from InfoGenius, Inc. tests website availablity, performance, and alerts webmaster of downtime. Also provides ftp, http, pop3, snmp, https, smtp, ip, and dns server monitoring.

WebSitePulse - Remote web site and server monitoring service with instant alerts and real time reporting. Simulates end-user actions from multiple locations around the globe. Web transaction monitoring available. Free basic service available.

1stMonitor - Site monitoring service notifies when a web site is down or new content has been posted. Easy and simple to use. Email notification. Weekly and monthly reports; instant setup.

SiteTechnician - Service of SiteTechnician LLC, identifies broken links, analyzes accessibility, reports on search engine optimization, monitors page load times and provides eight reports to help manage changes to website content over time.

WatchOur.com - Web site monitoring service from PingALink LLC; remotely monitors websites and other Internet protocol servers for availability and performance issues. Sends detailed error codes via pager, email, ICQ, etc. RFC compliant protocol checks assure valid monitoring. Extensive reporting.

AlertSite - Web site monitoring tools and services to ensure website is available and performing optimally. Immediate notification of problems via e-mail, pager, cell, or SMS. Comprehensive reporting.

elkMonitor - Service from Elk Fork Technologies for websites and other Internet servers; monitors availability and performance. Utilizing multiple test servers located on various Internet backbones, elkMonitor can alert users when sites or servers are unavailable or performing poorly. Alerts via email, pager or SMS alert.

AlertMeFirst - Service from Commerx Corp. reports on the performance and availability of a web site from customer's perspective; including experience with mail server, proxy server, transaction server, databases, etc. Flexible design allows changes to monitoring profile at any time and payment is required only for services used each day.

PureAgent - Service from Minq Software that monitors response times from the agent to a server, by replaying transactions at specified intervals. This includes static and dynamic web applications as well as other server applications. Capabilities include specifying limited access for certain users (such as historical stats only), encryption of stored scenarios, and viewing/downloading of raw XML definitions of Scenarios/Activities.

Dotcom-Monitor - External website monitoring/alerting/load testing service from Dana Consulting. Monitoring locations worldwide. Supports full-cycle sequential transactions; 'macro recorder' capabilities for setting up monitoring of complex web site processes such as online ordering; monitoring of sites, email and FTP services, DNS and router monitoring; includes a wide variety of online and downloadable reporting tools.

SiteGuardian - Site monitoring solution provides 24x7 monitoring of downtime, user experience, and application problems. Configururable notification method and intervals.

Patrol Express - Service from BMC Software continuously simulates and measures end-to-end customer web site experience. Monitors performance and availability of servers, applications and storage and network devices. Also monitors performance and availability of Web transactions. Compares performance and availability to user-defined goals.

WatchDog - Online website tracking and monitoring services from MyComputer.com geared to small business web sites. Provides uptime and load time reports, downtime alerts, etc. Distributed monitoring from five U.S. sites.

SiteScope - HP's (formely Mercury's) hosted Web-based monitoring service; agentless monitoring solution designed to ensure the availability and performance of distributed IT infrastructures including servers, operating systems, network devices, network services, applications.

Keynote Application Perspective - Hosted performance and availability monitoring services and root cause diagnostics from Keynote Systems. Utilizes a distributed geographic measurement network for comprehensive end-user coverage. Provides advanced scripting tools with functionality for complex transaction recording and ad-hoc diagnosis.



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