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.
With Flex, you can easily style or skin your app. In skinning, you use external images or files (as swf files, actionscript files as programmatic skins) to give the exact and sometimes complex appearance you want.
As explained in a very good article from Adobe, you can use bitmap or vector files. Vector-based skins, ie swf files, are better for performance and scalabity. Available tools are Flash, Illustrator, Swish or Corel Draw ; all of them generate swf files that can then be used as skins by Flex (not sure that Corel generates symbols in its swf). These tools are great but most of them are expensive for someone like me, just developping for fun, or if you use them just for application skinning ;p
You can create bitmap skins using Fireworks for example, or your preferred image editing tool like Photoshop, quite easily using the instructions given in this articles. And I loved this way of generating skins :
- a single template file containing skin elements that are distributed in layers,
- a convenient export feature generating each individual files,
- a CSS template file that can be used as is in the Flex app.
Again, great great tools but I would prefer to find a free vector drawing tool able to apply this easy process of skin generation (easy process once the huge labor of drawing is done, of course…).
There is probably a bunch of such tools but, I gave my preference to Inkscape. So let\’s talk about it…
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Dans le cadre de mes fonctions, je dois assurer les formations de l’équipe aux process qui sont définis et aux nouveaux outils, le cas échéant.
Qui dit formation ou présentation, dit Powerpoint, outil quasiment incontournable. Mais ce n’est pas toujours suffisant.
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