People Are Writing!
For a while now, I've been looking to find a way to aggregate blog posts from tester friends and present them here on All Things Quality.
The Blogger service hosting my blog provides a Blog List "widget" that gives me something close to what I was looking for. The problem is that widgets are restricted to a few particular portions of each page. I have a long list of testers I wanted to aggregate, and I didn't want to make every page extremely long.
After some experimentation, I hit upon a solution. I was able to create a second blog that basically contains nothing but this one widget. That way, I could make the widget area cover the width of the page, be as long as needed, yet not impact every single post on the primary blog. I used the same overall colors and formatting as my original blog, and included links to make it look as seamless as I could manage.
If you click on the tab for What People Are Writing above, you'll see the result. I like the way it came out. This aggregation shows snippets from the most recent article of each per blog, ordered by the date of the post. I think this will be an easy way to keep up with all the excellent blog posts that people in test are writing. copyrightjoestrazzere
Please let me know what you think.
And in particular, let me know if there are any other really good testers' blogs that I've missed.
This article originally appeared in my blog: All Things Quality
|My name is Joe Strazzere and I'm currently a Director of Quality Assurance.
I like to lead, to test, and occasionally to write about leading and testing.
Find me at http://strazzere.blogspot.com/.