If you filled in the TestDriven.NET survey in the last couple of days, you will have seen a 'Show' option on the 'Weblog/Home Page' question. If you selected 'Show', then your link may appear on the TestDriven.NET website. Today I'm opening a new section on the site called the "LinkCosmos". For the moment, this is where user links will appear.
The LinkCosmos is a fun way to track how word-of-mouth about TestDriven.NET is spreading. Users who have opted-in to be shown will appear as nodes on a graph, with links to who referred them and who they refer. If you're using the Adobe SVG plug-in for IE, these nodes will be hyperlinked to the users page. If you're not using the SVG plug-in, you can preview the graph as a static PNG image.
Links only appear in the cosmos when special referrer URLs are used. As I mentioned yesterday, less than 0.1% of .NET developers are using TestDriven.NET. There is plenty of scope for expansion in the cosmos. You can be part of the red-shift by sending referrer URLs to your friends, colleagues and internal mailing lists. ;o)
PS. The code to draw these graphs is packaged with TestDriven.NET in the MbUnit directory. Once again I am indebted to Peli and his excellent QuickGraph library.