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I put together this diagram to show the workflow I like to use for building, testing, and deploying applications. There are 4 stages: Develop A developer checks out source code into his local environment. He builds the source code and runs the automated unit tests to verify it is working. He then makes changes that […] [...]
published on Oct 30 , 2014 0 comments
I was reading What’s Wrong with Markdown by Adam Hyde this morning. Coincidentally, I’ve been researching and weighing my options for a simplified markup syntax for a Test Case Management system I’m working on. While I agree with most of what he said, the thing that really struck home (and rang false) is that Markdown is […] [...]
published on Oct 03 , 2014 1 comment
You can protect your local network from unwanted adult content by changing the DNS nameserver settings on your router to use the OpenDNS FamilyShield DNS servers. It’s a free service that blocks most adult content at the networking layer. I have a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT installed. Here’s a good video that explains how to set up […] [...]
published on Oct 03 , 2014 0 comments
About a year ago, I bought a MacBook Pro. I bought it for an intern who worked for me at One Shore. But after the internship was over it sat on the shelf. Until today. I’ve used a Mac before. I bought a Mac Mini several years ago as a test system — so I […] [...]
published on Sep 17 , 2014 2 comments
I’ve just started working as an advisor to a healthcare startup in Bangladesh called EMFIXR. Emfixr has the goal of connecting doctors and patients in rural & under-serviced areas in developing countries. They’re starting in Bangladesh where some of the founders are from. Dan Mustafa, a founder of Emfixr reached out to me through Angel List originally looking […] [...]
published on Jul 11 , 2014 0 comments
I was reading @patio11’s description of how he started a “microISV” (remember that term from a few years back) from a simple Bingo Card Creator in 8 days. It got me thinking about what you really need to start a product business online these days. Besides the flippant answer “not much”, here’s the list I came […] [...]
published on Jun 25 , 2014 0 comments
A cost center is a part of the organization that doesn’t produce profits. In other words, a necessary evil. For a long time, all of IT was considered a cost center. You paid for IT infrastructure and staff, but didn’t consider it an investment in your business. But businesses in the late 1980s and 1990s […] [...]
published on Jun 25 , 2014 1 comment
This morning I was working from home at the dining room table while my 5 year old son ate his breakfast of Frosted Mini Wheats beside me. Baby was running around destroying things and sister was still asleep. At one point, I got a pen and paper and started diagramming inputs and control flow (for […] [...]
published on Jun 17 , 2014 0 comments
I’m building a test harness for testing CAD software plugins. Right now, I’m working on figuring out how to use COM automation with SolidWorks and the SolidWorks API. One of the first steps is to be able to launch Solidworks and open a document. It took a bit of searching (and trial and error), but I […] [...]
published on Jun 09 , 2014 2 comments
I’ve been working lately on setting up a virtual test lab for a startup. As part of their strategy, they are building a plugin for CAD programs such as AutoDesk Inventor and SolidWorks. The need to test their software across a variety of platforms, including Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8 — both 32 and […] [...]
published on Jun 04 , 2014 0 comments
Hi, I'm Aaron Evans.
I'm a software tester, developer, and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience. My specialty is test automation with open source tools but I've done everything from Linux system administration to mobile app development.
I'm a fan of open source tools, agile process, and distributed teams.
In 2005 I quit my job and moved to Fiji, then sailed to Australia. But I came back to the USA for the girl I left behind.
We got married and moved to Ecuador (twice) and currently live in Utah with 3 kids.
I offer freelance consulting services: developing test automation frameworks, building cloud test environments, and training & support for a variety of testing tools.
I may be interested in providing seed investment & mentoring for your startup.
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One Shore is my software QA services company. I specialize in test automation with open source tools.
I can build your QA Site on-site or hosted in the cloud with tools for:
If you are interested in hiring me for a project
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I'm working on member profiles and an online resume building wizard.
Budgeteer is a mobile app being developed for iPhone and Android. It is a personal finance app for tracking expenses and calculating budgets.
Apple Blossom is homeschool & preschool curriculum software including lesson planner. It will have a web and tablet user interface.
Flex Taskboard is an agile project management tool developed using Adobe Flex.