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QGIS User Meeting Bern 21.4.10

Am 21. April 2010 findet das erste deutschsprachige QGIS User-Meeting in Bern statt. Das Programm und die detaillierten Angaben können auf der QGIS-Homepage nachgelesen werden.

Sourcepole stellt bei dieser Gelegenheit ihr OpenLayers-Plugin vor, das Google Maps und Konsorten als QGIS-Layer ins Desktop-GIS integriert.

Alle QGIS-Anwender und Interessierte sind herzlich zu diesem Anlass eingeladen!


Geodaten im SpatiaLite-Format

SpatiaLite Performance

Erste Resultate mit dem HSR Texas Geo Database Benchmark sind vorhanden, müssen aber noch verifiziert werden.

SpatiaLite auf Live-DVD

Zum Testen von SpatiaLite eignet sich die FOSS4G Live-DVD. Sourcepole hat die aktuelle Version sowie Testdaten zur DVD hinzugefügt.


Sourcepole bietet Support beim Einsatz von SpatiaLite im professionellen Umfeld.

Testing complex Webapps with wget

How do you test web applications? You can use Selenium, but Selenium is very heavy.

I tried wget.

To find out what exactly to send to the app, I started Firebug inside Firefox, went to the “Network” section and recorded what I would do, to see, whether the application works. Then I took the accessed URLs together with the parameters and first tried to send them manually from the command line. Observe, that Firebug lets you copy the exact POST/GET parameter as was sent by the browser, when you right click on the POST/GET command in the Firebug Network log. Once I managed to redo all the steps manuall from the commandline I transferred what I did into a script and edited it until it was nice and would run through:

$ history > test_my_web_app

test\_my\_web\_app now looks as follows:

# check availability of:

# exit immediately if something goes wrong -> test fails)
set ~~e

echo “Testing \$url”

\# save an error log in case there’s an error so that
\# we can analyse it further

echo “In case the tests fail, you’ll find the error log under \$error\_log”
\# send everything that goes to STDERR to the log
exec 2\>\$error\_log

echo “Getting a cookie…”
wget —save-cookies \$cookies “\$url”~~O /dev/null

1.  we could put username/password directly into the script but we’re cautuous and don’t
    echo ~~n “please enter user for \$url:”; read user
    echo~~n “please enter password for \$url:”; read ~~s pass
    echo “Logging in…”
    \# if we logged in successfully, then the webapp will send us an html page
    \# that contains the following string:
    to\_verify=“You’re logged in”
    \# POST to the webapp:
    wget —load-cookies \$cookies 
     —post-data “login=Login&user\_login=\$user&user\_password=\$pass” 
     —save-cookies \$cookies 
    ~~O - 
    | grep ~~q “\$to\_verify”
    \# now we’re logged in
    echo “Query component DB…”
    \# First search the DB 
    echo “Make sure that the app found something…”
    [ \$num\_components\_found~~gt 0 ]

echo “Generate and get picture…”
wget —load-cookies \$cookies 
 —save-cookies \$cookies 
 —post-data ‘index=0’ 
 -O /dev/null

echo “Hooray, \$url successfully tested”

rm \$error\_log
rm \$cookies

Surprisingly easy, isn’t it?