StressItOut is a hardware stressing and testing program for GNU/Linux. Its main purpose is to strain the computer to ensure the hardware is in good state. There are several test modules: CPU load, memory test, 2D OpenGL painting, 3D OpenGL rendering, hard drives, optical drives, serial ports transmission, and parallel ports. Support for lm-sensors is in the works. This software, when ready for release, will mainly be aimed at the QA departments of hardware manufacturing companies, who need to ensure their newly produced machines perform correctly under heavy workloads, and that all their components work as expected.
Pyramid is a small, powerful, and flexible set of Web development components that supersedes both Pylons 1. 0 and repoze.bfg. It can be used to write clean and fast applications, and supports plugging in a variety of components like storage, templating engines, and authentication mechanisms.
pySimpleQuiz lets you define a simple online quiz just by writing a very simple plain text file. The file consist of questions, answer choices, and some strings you can translate for the quiz to speak your language. A quiz consists of multiple questions each having multiple selections, from which the user has to pick the right one. After the answers are given, a score and correct answers are provided for the user. The score and the person who did the quiz are logged and one user can take the quiz only once. It does not require installation, XML, a database, a Web server, or any HTML skills.
MASH is a modular, automated script harness. It allows users to implement simple harnesses that perform work external to a system. The framework will invoke that harness as outlined by an XML script. For example, when using the framework to test a system you could create a script that cleans and loads a database, FTPs some data, submits a login form, and verifies HTTP information. Harnesses can easily be built to do almost anything (many harnesses are provided), not just Web page verification. While harnesses are written in Java, the scripts may be run against any type of system as harnesses are intended to act as clients.