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From Braden Shepherdson <>
Subject Re: Refactoring the CLI tests
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:52:38 GMT
Following up here with the note that there's a public branch called
e2e-tests with working tests for create and platform commands. These tests
are touching the real filesystem using only slightly hacked-up fixtures.

A couple of things we learned: the res/ directory in the helloworld
template is 3MB, the rest of the project including Android source and
everything is about 280K. So drop the res/ directory from the fixtures, now
it's much faster.

We're having to inject into our freshly created project a config.json
pointing at the fixtures instead of letting it do the real lazy-load, but
that's working pretty well. They're fast, too, faster than some of the
"unit" tests. Hopefully that trend will continue.


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Anis KADRI <> wrote:

> Wow...
> I meant
> "replace them with real world assertions (that touch the FS)". :-)
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Anis KADRI <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Andrew Grieve <>
> wrote:
> >> Want to give a big +1 to deleting tests that are testing implementation
> >> rather than results. Having such tests is a real drain on productivity.
> >
> > I tend to agree with this statement. Maybe not delete but add/replace
> > them real world assertions to them (that touch the FS). In some cases
> > it makes sense to test the implementation to make sure that an action
> > goes through the proper flow.

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