Open Source licenses explained

A software license grants specific permissions for others to use your work. Licenses allow your source code to be used under defined terms and conditions and they also protect the licensor( you, owner of the code) from litigation. There are a number of Open Source software licenses to choose from and the differences between these … 

 

This week in Firefox: Testing Graphics

On Friday February 17 2017, the Firefox Beta community tested Firefox 52 Beta 7. The focus of this test day was on WebGL. WebGL is a JavaScript API for rendering¬† graphics in the browser without the use of plugins such as Flash or Silverlight. Graphics testing involves testing how Firefox renders websites that use WebGL … 

 

IRC Cloud: I love this client

For those of you who don’t already know, I am not a big fan of Corporate Culture and I have done my best to avoid working in a a strict shirt and tie corporate environment. Currently I work as a contractor for a company in the US (https://www.getfoxyproxy.org), I work on providing clients with Customer … 

 

The new Unit Conversion App

A few weeks ago I blogged about a unit conversion app that I was working on. I doubt that I’ll be working on that project anymore. I found on github a similar project that was written better than mine(its design is modular, the style is clean and just better than my own) but the said … 

 

DOCTEST : An easy testing tool

According to author Daniel Arbuckle, Doctest is the easiest and fastest way to write tests for your python software.Doctest is a program that comes bundled with python that allows you to write down what you expect from your code in a way that’s easy to understand. Doctests are written in plain text usually in code … 

 

How Python chose me

Every time i learn something new, I put it up here. I’m in the (never-ending) process of learning Python, a general purpose language that is used extensively by Mozilla’s WebQA team. Why Python ————– I didn’t choose Python, instead, it chose me. Unlike java, I didn’t google it to weigh its pros and cons and … 

 

Fleeting thoughts of a wanna-be software tester.

I love quality. I love things that work well, I expect perfection from people, especially if they are providing a service to me. I do not understand when someone cannot do their job. I am a critical and sometimes persimisstic person. I’ve always thought these were my vices, but after reading a certain book by … 

 

How NOT to protect your wifi.

Everyone has a wifi network these days and this is good, as wifi networks make it easy to connect all our devices to the net wherever they may be. This of course leads to a question. How secure is your network? Most people seem to think that a passkey/password is enough to keep your network … 

 

Software Freedom Day, Bulawayo

      Saturday the 15th was Software Freedom Day and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) hosted the Bulawayo event. After 2 months of preparation the day finally arrived. The event was supported by companies such as Linux Professional Institute. Taznet, Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa(http://www.fossfa.net/), TELCO, ZIMRA and …