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From Stuart Roebuck <stuartroeb...@mac.com>
Subject Re: Testlet
Date Sun, 03 Mar 2002 12:55:06 GMT

On Sunday, March 3, 2002, at 06:20 am, David Crossley wrote:

>> Testlet was removed to give JUnit space. Could someone please tell me 
>> how I
>> can test the components of Cocoon 2. For example if I want to test the
>> FileGenerator how can that be done?
>>
>> Edgar
>
> Run "build.sh test" carries out some tests. I gather that these are
> rudimentary, but they do their job. I also gather that you can add
> your own tests to this infrastructure under src/test/...

I'm sitting on a set of mock objects that I use for testing actions, 
generators and translators.  I will get round to refactoring these for 
inclusion in Cocoon once I've got past a few current deadlines.

These mock objects allow you to configure a dummy Cocoon environment 
within which to test components in isolation, so that you can create 
Unit tests for each and run them without having to fire up Cocoon in its 
entirety.

In the case of FileGenerator, it would allow you to pass it an input 
file, then serialize the SAX output stream and compare it against some 
known entity.

Stuart.


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Systems Architect                             Java, XML, MacOS X, XP, 
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