Thursday, March 22, 2007

Custom Performance Testing Search Engine

About 24 hours ago, Google Co-op publicly released the ability for folks to make their own CSE's (Custom Search Engines). From the site:

Harness the power of Google search
Create a highly specialized Custom Search Engine that reflects your knowledge and interests. Place it on your website and, using our AdSense for Search program, make money from the resulting traffic.

See examples of how a Custom Search Engine works.

What you can do with a Custom Search Engine
  • Place a search box and search results on your website.
  • Specify or prioritize the sites you want to include in searches.
  • Customize the look and feel to match your website.
  • Invite your community to contribute to the search engine.

Sound cool? I thought so. So cool, in fact, that it threw me into a fit of ADD obsession. It took me about 21 of the last 24 hours to do, but now there is CSE just for Performance Testers. Just think about it, no more results for tuning sports cars, training for a marathon or measuring employee productivity when searching for material related to software performance testing.

Check it out and let me know what you think!
Scott Barber
Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Co-Author, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications
Author, Web Load Testing for Dummies
Contributing Author, Beautiful Testing, and How To Reduce the Cost of Testing

"If you can see it in your mind...
     you will find it in your life."

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