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.
WOTS is a logfile monitoring utility written in Perl. It's based on swatch but is brand new. It can be configured to watch multiple logfiles and to generate actions based on (perl regex) patterns matched in those files. Logfile rotations and variable logfile names are all possible. The actions can be printing the message, executing an external command, and others.
wxDesigner is a dialog editor and RAD tool for the wxWindows C++ library and its popular Python and Perl bindings. It includes a visual dialog editor, a bitmap editor, a syntax-highlighting source editor, and built-in mechanisms for automatic generation of file skeletons, GUI classes, event handlers, and getter functions. It provides an identical user interface and identical functionality for C++, Perl, and Python, and it can generate output in C++, Python, Perl, and XML.
XMLTV is a set of programs to obtain and process TV (tvguide) listings and manage your TV viewing. It stores the listings in an XML-based format and most of the programs are filters which read and/or write XML. It includes tools to obtain, sort, grep, print, and munge listings, and two end-user programs to plan a week's TV viewing.
WANPIPE S-series is a family of intelligent multi-protocol WAN and ADSL adapters that support data transfer rates up to 8Mbps. All WAN protocols supported by WANPIPE are implemented in firmware and run on the card. An advantage of an intelligent adapter is that it offloads the system CPU and improves stability. By adding a Sangoma WAN/ADSL component to the Linux kernel, one can create a powerful multi-T1/ADSL router/firewall with proven reliability of Linux. Sangoma S-series cards support an optional on board T1/E1 CSU/DSU that eliminates all external components of a traditional routing solution: i.e. T1/E1 line can be directly connected to the card. WANPIPE supports the following protocols, ATM, ADSL, Frame Relay, PPP, MULTILINK PPP, CHDLC, X25(API), BitStreaming (API), BiSync(API), and SDLC(API). Furthermore, WANPIPE supports custom API development such as: Credit card verification, Voice-over IP, Satellite Comm. All device drivers are part of the standard Linux Kernel distribution.
Class::Date provides a date datatype for Perl. You can create new Class::Date objects with a constructor from different scalar formats, array refs, and hash refs, and then you can easily manipulate it by the builtin "+" and "-" operators (e.g., $date=date([2001,03,15])+'3Y 1s'). Relative date types also available.
mp3mover.pl is a Perl script which attempts to rename MP3 files so that they conform to a consistent user-defined naming scheme. It inspects every MP3 in a directory and attempts to work out which part of the MP3 is the artist's name, album name, etc. It then renames each MP3 to follow the user's naming scheme, optionally creating a directory structure and writing an id3v1 or id3v2 tag to the MP3 based on the information it obtains. It also has an optional GUI implemented using Perl/Tk. mp3mover.pl was designed to be very flexible and can be highly customized through the use of a large number of command line options and a per user configuration file.