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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][test] Migration to testNG?
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2008 02:10:17 GMT
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 1:08 AM, Regis <xu.regis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Matcher and Assumptions are great ideas! Thanks Nathan.
> They would be very helpful for our new test cases. But I notice that
> Junit 4.4 doesn't support group which is very important feature for
> both old tests and new tests. We can partition our test suite and run
> them separately. It's make our tests more flexible and configurable,
> and it's the main reason we discuss to migrate to TestNG long time ago.


Don't we partition our tests already? Isn't that what the 'api' and 'impl'
folders are about?

-Nathan


>
>
> Best Regards,
> Regis.
>
>
> Nathan Beyer wrote:
>
>> 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
>> failure
>>
>> If you're not familiar with matchers, check out this quick tutorial -
>> http://code.google.com/p/hamcrest/wiki/Tutorial.
>>
>> -Nathan
>>
>>
>> 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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