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From "Nigel Daley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-1050) Introduce a mock object testing framework
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:41:23 GMT

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Nigel Daley commented on MAPREDUCE-1050:
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+1.  We should explore the utility of dynamic mocks, like those produced by http://easymock.org/
or http://jmock.org/ as well as what static mocks need to be built.

> Introduce a mock object testing framework
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-1050
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-1050
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Test
>          Components: test
>            Reporter: Tom White
>            Assignee: Tom White
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-1050.patch
>
>
> Using mock objects in unit tests can improve code quality (see e.g. http://www.mockobjects.com/).
Hadoop would benefit from having a mock object framework for developers to write unit tests
with. Doing so will allow a wider range of failure conditions to be tested and the tests will
run faster.

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