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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Convention on dropping tests under the test framework
Date Thu, 14 Dec 2006 07:16:03 GMT
Eh... rebuild time for apps with no changes are negligible... it  
takes longer for selenium to spin up firefox.  I would not even worry  
about the app rebuild time.


On Dec 12, 2006, at 7:23 AM, Prasad Kashyap wrote:

> On 12/11/06, David Jencks <> wrote:
>> I thought about this a little more and have some ideas about what I'd
>> like..... I dunno if this is remotely possible.
>> - keep the test app and test code close together in svn.  It's going
>> to be a lot easier to work with a single test if these are close
>> together, rather than like the testsupport stuff that is far from the
>> tests that use it.
>> - make it easy to run the tests on a single app... so there's an easy
>> way to build the test app, start up a server, and run the tests for
>> that app.
> The downside to this is that you are building the app everytime you
> run the test. This is doubly wasteful since the tests are run once for
> each of the container-assemblies. Granted, this app builds very fast
> but still there is a delta time that it adds to the test process. Not
> every app may build this fast.
> IMO, The most ideal scenario is what we do for the
> enterprise-testsuite/test-ejbcontainer. There, both the ejb beans and
> the tests are compiled elsewhere and published. They are simply
> invoked in the framework.
> Cheers
> Prasad

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