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From "Nathan Beyer" <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [classlib][test] Migration to testNG?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2008 03:31:35 GMT
That discussion was a very long time ago. Is there still value in TestNG?
I'd prefer to move to JUnit 4.4. All of our current tests will continue to
work and new tests can be implemented using the latest conventions and older
tests can be updated as we get to them. JUnit 4.4 is a far cry from 4.0.

Here's the things I think would be create for our use and testing in general
- Matchers and the 'assertThat' - much more readable code and readable
failure messages
- Assumptions and the 'assumeThat' - allows methods to add statements that
guarantee that preconditions for the test are correct; this allows tests to
fail such that you know it's an environment issue and not an actual test

If you're not familiar with matchers, check out this quick tutorial -


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Sean Qiu <sean.xx.qiu@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, all.
> We had discussed the migration to testNG before and got some conclusions
> for
> grouping[1]
> including how to deal with boot path test[2]. Am i missing something?
> Is it still in our schedule? I think it's valueable to Harmony.
> I volunteer to carry out this job if no one objects.  Any other volunteers?
> IMHO, we can only add some ant tasks to integrate testng at the beginning.
> So our original junit tests can still work at the mean time when migrating.
> When one module's migration task is finished, we can judge the result
> to dertermine whether we should go on for other modules.
> Maybe we can create a branch for luni to start this work, shall we?
> therefore there won't be any impact on other's development.
> Once it is completed in the branch, we could merge it back to our trunk.
> Does it make sense?
> Any sugestions or comments are welcomed. Thanks very much.
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/Testing_Convention
> [2]
> http://www.mail-archive.com/harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg12413.html
> [3] http://testng.org/doc/documentation-main.html#annotations
>  --
> Best Regards
> Sean, Xiao Xia Qiu
>  China Software Development Lab, IBM

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