Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
Hammerhead is a stress testing tool for Web sites. It initiates connections from multiple IP aliases and simulates a user from each alias. It is fully configurable, and there are numerous other options for creating problems with a site. Extensive data collection is also available.
Dokeos is a Web application to manage learning and collaboration activities. It allows the teacher/trainer to create content, to structure activities along a sequenced path, to interact with students/trainees, and to follow their progress. It has been translated into 31 languages, and is used by more than 3500 organizations worldwide.
Checky is a document validation and analysis extension for Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape. It provides an easy-to-use interface to many free and commercial online validation and analysis services. It allows the user to validate, analyze, view, and inspect documents containing HTML, XHTML, CSS, RDF, RSS, XML, P3P, hyperlinks, metadata, and many more. It can check Section 508 and WAI compliance of documents with many helpful services. It can help in the design, development, and maintenance of accessible documents for a semantic web.
Load is a utility for Web application and SOAP-based Web services performance and scalability testing. It features a scripting language and a library of test objects for the creation of intelligent agents that drive the Web application or SOAP-based Web service. Running hundreds of agents concurrently shows how your software performs in production environments. Load is a Java application that runs on Linux, Solaris, NT, Win2000, and Macintosh. While Load continues to be maintained, the next generation is the TestMaker program.
Browsershots is a system for automatically capturing screenshots of Web pages in a variety of browsers and making these images available to the public. Its goal is to make it easier to test the compatibility of Web pages with a variety of browsers. The system distributes the work of making screenshots among community members. Anyone can add URLs to the job queue on a central server.
AWbot is a bot that connects to your Web site and makes URL requests like human visitor. It's not a Web indexing robot, but a Web client tool that emulates visitors browsing your Web site to test its stability after a development change, its reliability, and its response to heavy loads.
WebTst is a Web development test infrastructure. It aims to simplify testing by implementing an HTTP and HTTPS capture engine: a Web proxy which records a tester's actions using any Web browser and then replays them during testing. It comes with support for cookie handling, HTTP authentication, concurrency testing, digital certificates, and a number of simple tests, such as cookie setting, pattern matching, response status, and many others. It also provides the concept of result analyzer components and capabilities for maintaining smoke and regression test suites.
PureLoad is a load testing tool that simulates thousands of users executing requests against server based applications. It can be used to verify that your application will meet the expected performance criteria. PureLoad reports quality and performance problems, as well as detailed statistics gathered during a load test. PureLoad also includes extensive support for easy recording and testing of Web-based applications. The HTTP Recorder ease the process of capturing HTTP and HTTPS requests into PureLoad scenarios. The Web Crawler is used to scan a static Web site for general errors, and it can also be used to generate PureLoad scenarios to be used in a load test.