The objective of the NIST Web Metrics Testbed is to explore the feasibility of a range of tools and techniques that support rapid, remote, and automated testing and evaluation of website usability. There are currently six components: 1. Web Static Analyzer Tool (WebSAT): checks web page HTML against typical usability guidelines. 2. Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT): lets the usability engineer construct and conduct a web category analysis (card-sorting). 3. Web Variable Instrumenter Program (WebVIP): instruments a website to capture a log of user interaction. 4. Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD): a file format and parser for representation of user interaction logs (such as those captured by WebVIP). 5. VisVIP Tool: produces a 3D visualization of user navigation paths through a website, based on FLUD data. 6. TreeDec: adds navigation aids to the pages of a website.
Software Engineering Environment (SEE) provides an information manufacturing platform for software development. It makes information sharing very convenient by allowing all information to be customized dynamically and letting users modify or add their own information structures at any time. It provides various predefined selections for information attributes that correspond to information manufacturing patterns. Although designed for software development, it could be used for managing any information, including book registries, personnel lists, and financial reports.
StoryTestIQ (a.k.a. "STIQ") is a tool for creating "Executable Requirements", which have also been known as acceptance tests or functional tests. STIQ was developed based on two other open source acceptance testing tools, Selenium and FitNesse. This combination allowed StoryTestIQ to capture the Web browser based testing facilities and elegant command language of Selenium along with the wiki based editing and pluggable Fit fixture loading of FitNesse.