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From Samisa Abeysinghe <samisa_abeysin...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: New Ant test framework proposal
Date Mon, 25 Oct 2004 01:24:55 GMT
+1.
Excellent approach.

Samisa...

--- Andrew Perry2 <PERRYAN@uk.ibm.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> 
> I've been thinking with my fingers and come up with an idea based upon an
> xml file for each test. The test properties xml file example is as follows,
> but can easily be expanded.
> 
> <test>
>     <name>CalculatorDoc</name>
>     <description>A simple client server test to an IBM WebSPhere Java
> server</description>
>     <clientLang>cpp</clientLang>
>     <clientCode>CalculatorDocClient.cpp</clientCode>
>     <wsdl>CalculatorDoc.wsdl</wsdl>
>     <expected>
>         <output>
>             CalculatorDoc.cpp.out
>         </output>
>         <request>
>             CalculatorDoc.request
>         </request>
>     </expected>
>     <handler>
>         <directory>
>             handler_chain
>         </directory>
>        <service>
>            Calculator
>        </service>
>     </handler>
>     <endpoint>
>         http://localhost:9080/Calculator/services/Calculator
>     </endpoint>
> </test>
> 
> I'm sure that this can be expanded, and I'll create a proper schema soon.
> 
> When loaded into an Ant script these will converted to properties:
> 
>    test.name - For info only, possibly used for simple documentation
>    test.description - For info only, possibly used for simple documentation
>    test.clientLang - Language of the test, passed to wsdl2ws
>    test.clientCode - The name of the client source file in the
>    clients/test.clientLang directory
>    test.wsdl - The name of the wsdl to pass to wsdl2ws
>    test.expected.output - The test expected output file for comparison
>    test.expected.request* - The client request expected output file for
>    comparison. Mainly for handler tests.
>    test.handler.directory* - All source for handler chains in the
>    directory. See below.
>    test.handler.service* - Name of test service enter into client.wsdd
>    test.endpoint* - The endpoint URL
> 
> * = optional
> 
> If no endpoint is specified then the client or WSDL default url will be
> used.
> 
> For the handlers I propose a new directory under the
> test/auto_build/testcases directory called handlers, with a sub-directory
> of the name of the handler chain to create. This will have sub-directories
> which will be the name handler libraries to create, without any library
> prefix (lib on linux) or suffix (.so on linux). The source code for each
> handler will go in these directories.
> 
> e.g.
> tests/auto_build/testcases/handlers/handler_chain/testhandler/THandler.h
> tests/auto_build/testcases/handlers/handler_chain/testhandler/THandler.cpp
> tests/auto_build/testcases/handlers/handler_chain/testhandler/TestHandler.cpp
> 
> will create a client.wsdd file with a handler chain of 1 library called
> libtesthandler.so (on linux)
> 
> 
> A new directory called tests/auto_build/testcases/tests will have all the
> new test xml files in it, 1 xml file for each test. The Ant script will
> cycle through all files in the directory with the name of the xml files
> determining the order the tests are run in, but otherwise having no other
> relevance. This means that the same test can be run multiple times with
> different endpoints, different wsdls and with or without handlers, with
> each test having its own xml file.
> 
> I have written and tested this today, and unless anybody objects I would
> like to remove the existing test.xml file and implement the changes I have
> suggested. I have not created an xml file for all of the current tests yet,
> but will try to automate this. Also full user document to follow describing
> the framework and showing how to implement new tests.
> 
> This will have no effect upon the script based test framework if people
> want to use that.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Andrew Perry
> Clients for Web Service Stack
> perryan@uk.ibm.com
> Mail Point 127
> IBM UK Laboratories. Hursley Park, Winchester, Hants. SO21 2JN
> Tel. Internal 249828  External + 44 (0)1962 819828
> Fax. + 44(0)1962 818080
> 
> 



		
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