The Exploit Me project is an open source project and like any open source project we are always trying to get our community involved and incorporate their contributions. We’re proud that we’ve been able to have some great contributions in the past including a code contribution which gave XSS Me and SQL Inject Me its surf & test functionality which lets you surf away from the page your testing while testing (thanks Sam Chapin!).
Like most open source projects, we struggle to make contribution as easy as possible. We know that not everyone is a developer (and not a firefox extension developer) and there are lots of ways for non-developers to contribute. If you find Exploit Me useful and are looking to contribute back here are a few ways:
- The way that most people contribute is they report a bug or a feature request. This may not seem like a huge contribution but in fact it helps us enormously by helping us understand our users’ needs. A bug doesn’t have to be a broken feature or not returning … it can also be suggestions for alternate UIs, problems with usability, or documentation.
Also while we love working with our users through the entire lifecycle of the bug it’s ok if you don’t have the resources to follow up on the bug report. We understand and just filing the bug is an important contribution.
- Another useful way for people to conribute is to let us know where they think the tools should be going. What should we be doing and what features are you interested in?
- QA help is another great way. Would you like to get access to preview builds of new tools and releases? Let us know if you want to help us test new versions.
- If you’re a developer (with or without firefox extension experiance) feel free to hack on the code. We’re interested in receiving code contributions and have receive them before. If you’re new to extension development check out: what is an .xpi and intro to development.
- Have another idea? File a bug or shoot us an email to let us know! We want to hear from you.
To make it easier to contribute we’re publishing a public bugzilla which we’ll be using to track Exploit-Me development and progress.