Mind2Tests is an application developped for AIR. Its goal is to accelerate the generation of tests by creating a bridge between mind mapping tools and test management tools.
The very early versions were developped on Flex SDK 3 but I changed my mind and finally used this projet as an introduction to Flex 4. As I love challenges, I also used for the first time the now famous MATE framework.
Here are the main screenshots:
At the moment, the application can convert FreeMind and XMind files to TestLink xml files by a simple drag and drop.
I still have to finish the custom updater and fix a bug that is probably due to the SDK 4 on beta. The sources should be open and an online help will be available with mind map samples.
Comments are welcome.
A specific version is available to run on AIR 2 beta, for those needing the app in this environnement. It is based on the very last version 1.5.3 of SQLite Sorcerer.
You must know that the auto update is not activated (issue with updater UI that won’t be fixed till the AIR 2 release).
(update 2nd of Feb 2010: updated for AIR 2 Beta2)
(update 11th of Jun 2010: AIR 2 released => the app is about to be also updated)
I was used to replace strings by a hardcoded string (or just "" to remove something) or a variable. But sometimes this was not enough, so I started complex treatments of the strings and substrings… often only to get headaches and bugs.
Yesterday, I wanted to clean an HTML string and reuse the value of an attribute to inject it in the new string. I was really not happy at all with the idea of doing the same heavy treatments as in previous works, so I opened the Flex Language Reference and read… This is usually a good thing … to read something totally. And there, I just found the Scrat the Saber-Toothed Squirrel ’s acorn… or I just felt like Scrat catching its treasure ;).
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