Automated Bugzilla email reports

Categories: Tips
Bugzilla has a very interesting feature called Whining. With it you can schedule reports to be automatically sent by email to you or anyone else in your team. As an example, I have sent to me on the weekend a report of all items that were created or worked by our dev team in the past week. Creating a whining report is pretty easy: save a search criteria that interests you (eg.

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Online localization platform

Categories: Web services
If you’re working on a localization project and would like to have the translation work done online, Pootle is currently the best option I found. Having an online translation platform is a great option for collaborative work since your team of translators can work from different parts of the world simultaneously. Pootle has a nice user rights management feature allowing you to set the responsibilities of each team member in your project:

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Create and manage your online surveys

Categories: Web services
In the past, to run online surveys I used GoogleDocs and SurveyMonkey. One was a paid service and the other too minimalistic. LimeSurvey though is a very nice open source platform to run complex online surveys however you choose. The list of features is quite incredible, the best ones I found were the export / import format options (including SPSS, CSV, PDF, and .xls); large possibly of question types; integration of pictures and movies in a survey; and plenty of graphics options for you to analyze results inside the platform.

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Identi.ca with new features!

Categories: Web services
The open source based microblogging platform identi.ca has recently added some cool new features: hip new design giving the platform a fresher look; cloud tags for individual micro-bloggers; and the best of all, groups! You can create groups, join existing ones and write posts inside groups writing “!” in front of the group name. Adding groups functionality is a nice feature, inspired (maybe?) in FriendFeed’s rooms. People with similar interests can discuss topics together and you’ll always receive posts of the groups you’re connected to.

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Open source micro-blogging

Categories: Web services
First, my truest apologies for the disappearance. Due to health reasons, work, then more health reasons my tech life was drastically minimized. But, now all is well and coming back on track. And, we’re coming back with a sweet web service called identi.ca. Once Twitter got all crazy and full of never-ending glitches, many web services jumped in the opportunity to win the hearts of frustrated users, identi.ca being one of them.

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Reddit.com goes open source!

Categories: Web services
Reddit is trying to strengthen its web presence, as a competitor to Digg, by releasing their code to the open source community. Being released under Common Public Attribution License, reddit is now allowing users to download the full code that powers its website. The real intent is to have developers provide improvements for reddit itself, making it a bigger and more powerful platform that only their small team of 5 can not possibly manage.

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Open source search Wikia Search

Categories: Web services
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia is now coming out strong with Wikia Search, an open source collaborative search website. It was first released in alpha months ago, but most recently some new features have been announced. It isn’t a Google killer (yet), but it surely has the potential to one day become quite visible. Wikia Search takes on the same principles that Wikipedia does to generate and moderate content, but here for your web search results.

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Build your own Del.icio.us website!

Categories: Web services
Pligg is for Digg as GetBoo is for Del.icio.us. I was happily surprised to have found this open source project. Besides from being a website that can organize my bookmarks, GetBoo also releases the entire platform for download under GPL license. So, not only can I use their services but I can also copy it freely! The project was created in 2005 and the website already has 14000 registered members sharing their bookmarks.

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