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From sharon Stanfill <shar...@ll.mit.edu>
Subject RE: JUnitReport - more info to display?
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2002 16:14:39 GMT
Great! I"ll have to look into Clover. (I'm just getting started with ANT, etc.)

Sharon Stanfill
At 09:54 AM 11/1/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Which is exactly the kind of info the Clover report gives you, it seems to
>me: Test coverage percentages of your entire code base, further broken down
>by packages and even individual classes I understand. Knowing how many test
>methods you have, and their names is indeed useless, as they could be empty,
>and no one (!) would know nothing was tested.
>
>A colleague of mine wrote a very smart static analyzer of the test code to
>figure out which calls it was making (by introspecting the bytecode), but
>even that is not enough to figure out what really gets called at runtime,
>which is necessarily a subset of the calls discovered in the bytecode (by
>direct calls), and doesn't take into account the interactions of the code
>tested itself. It's still a much better metric of the testing done than just
>the number and names of the test methods... --DD
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: sharon Stanfill [mailto:sharons@ll.mit.edu]
>Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 8:11 AM
>To: Ant Users List; Ant Users List
>Subject: RE: JUnitReport - more info to display?
>
>Well, actually, from an upper level management viewpoint, you shouldn't
>need to see the details, but be able to track that the testing was done.
>And, at least in some areas of government work, there are various
>equirements involving proving/documenting that testing was done.
>
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Sharon Stanfill
Group 31 (BMD/Systems Analysis)
Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington , MA


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