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From Stefan Seelmann <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Move classes of module core-mock to src/test/java of core-api
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:01:46 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny schrieb:
> On 6/4/10 10:10 AM, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
>> Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
>>> On 6/4/10 1:03 AM, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
>>>> Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
>>>>> On 6/3/10 11:04 PM, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
>>>>>> Hi dev,
>>>>>> the core-mock module includes some mock implementations of ApacheDS
>>>>>> core-api classes (CoreSession, DirectoryService, etc.). It is only
>>>>>> used
>>>>>> as test dependency in ldif-partition.
>>>>>> To get rid of the core-mock module I'd like to suggest to move those
>>>>>> classes to src/test/java in core-api. To be able to use the test
>>>>>> classes
>>>>>> outside of the core-api module we just need to deploy the test jar
>>>>>> core-api. The using module then needs to specify a dependency with
>>>>>> classifier "tests", see [1] for details.
>>>>> We also had a discussion with Pierre-Arnaud about those unit tests.
>>>>> Once
>>>>> upon a time, we have had some core-unti and server-unit modules. They
>>>>> have been renamed core-intger and server-integ. So far, so good,
>>>>> but we
>>>>> still have another module called apacheds-test-framework.
>>>>> We do think that the classes we have in core/server-integ - I mean,
>>>>> the
>>>>> classes in java/main, not the tests - should be moved to
>>>>> apacheds-test-framework.
>>>>> That being said, we could also move the core-mock into this
>>>>> apacheds-test-framework module.
>>>>> Does it make sense ?
>>>> I'm afraid that won't be possible because this would cause cyclic
>>>> dependencies.
>>>> The integ tests and the test framework start up a real directory
>>>> service
>>>> with real partitions, including an LDIF based config and schema
>>>> partition, so they depend on the ldif-partition.
>>>> The mocks are used because we can't start a real directory service in
>>>> ldif-partion module for unit tests.
>>>> But we can run the integration tests against the LDIF partition.
>>> Ok, so we have the exact same problem than with the LDAP API : we had to
>>> extract the api tests and put them in ApacheDS just to be able to launch
>>> a real server.
>>> What about doing the same thing and move all the Ldif-Partition tests
>>> out of the ldif-partition module and put them where they can use the
>>> real DS ?
>>> I mean, tests are not to be close to the part they are testing?
>>> thoughts ?
>> I think we should distinguish unit tests and integration tests.
>> Unit tests should be close to the part they are testing. And they should
>> not test other components around. Thus it is valid to use mocks.
> Absolutely
>> The
>> tests in ldif-partition are unit tests because they just test that the
>> ldif-partition code works, that is that files in the file system are
>> created or deleted. So I think these tests are at the right place.
> So where should we put the mocks ? Core-API as you suggested ? (IMO, if
> that solve the problem, then +1)

Yes, this would solve the problem.

Another option that also works: as the mocks are only used by the LDIF
partition tests we can also move them to src/test/java of
ldif-partition. I think that's the better option.

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