quick testing notes

I’m helping out some people with some website testing. I was curious and I discovered it’s running on AWS. It seems a bit much for a testing website, but OK. It also spurs so many questions:

  1. What’s the cost to keep it running 24-7?
  2. Why does it use HTTP Authentication instead of sessions authentication?
  3. I thought no one used HTTP Authentication because it was easy to spoof. How was that done?

to me, more interesting stuff

The old laptop is running OS X Lion 10.7.5. It has Python 2.7.1 and Python 3.3.0. It also has Ruby 1.8.7.

I seem to remember I had Ruby 1.9.2 installed in an Ubuntu VM. That VM is not running well. (Something happened in a recent update and I can’t get the updates installed.)

I will definitely need to install JewelryBox for multiple Ruby installs. If I can, I’ll also update Python to 3.3.5, if possible. I can see I already have too many projects running all at the same time. This is not good.

A test for posting from WP

I want to see if I got the setting right for auto notification of new posts in my feeds.

I did a quick check to see where I stood regarding languages. The newer desktop has Mavericks 10.9.2 installed. That means it comes with Python 2.7.5, but not Python 3. However, it also means that it comes with Ruby 2.0.0, which is nice. I think I’ll still search for JewelryBox and install updated and older version of Ruby, but I like knowing that I have Ruby 2 out of the box.

I’ll figure something else out later for Python 3, but most likely, I’ll download and install it … later.

the test has ended.