BughoundNeeding a database to keep records of test plans and test results, I started to learn Access. The development of this product took place from 1995 through to 1999. The product had various names, Sassy, OASIS, Simplify, TestKeeper, before reaching its final name and imagery. The beauty of Access is that a non-programming user can produce a useful application, which can progressively be enhanced whilst it is in use; till eventually it becomes as highly sophisticated as one developed from the start in a language reserved for professionals.
The Hound motif is a representation of the Fighting Dog of
Ancient Britain, and is rendered from an image in the wonderfully illuminated Book of
The pale green background of these screenshots reminds the user
that he / she is in Training Mode.
The content of the training mode database is taken from a
fictional test schedule on the Ford Focus motor-car.