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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: platform 'errgen'
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:50:54 GMT
Love it --- will make a good base for more tooling and automations.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
> Yes I like it. To reiterate what you said, if only to be able to quickly
> and easily test how your application performs when only errors are
> returned seems quite useful.
>
> On 3/12/12 6:58 AM, "Patrick Mueller" <pmuellr@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>About two weeks ago, I spent the morning working on a new 'platform' for
>>Cordova, using the cordova-js framework.  The original goal was to build a
>>platform that doesn't require ANY native code, so that you could use it in
>>the browser.  Since the Cordova 'APIs' have to do >something< I decided
>>I'd
>>have them all return errors.  I called the platform 'errgen', and here's a
>>commit to a fork of mine with the code (and various drive-by fixes as
>>well):
>>
>>
>>https://github.com/pmuellr/incubator-cordova-js/commit/1e512d8fecdea91cf39
>>dcb40013d154fbbe6637b
>>
>>Seems to me like there's a couple of interesting things here:
>>
>>- building a platform like this shows you what sort of internal frameworky
>>things a platform has to do to get itself up and running; eg. a platform
>>has to arrange to call
>>`require('cordova/channel').onCordovaInfoReady.fire()` when `DeviceInfo`
>>is
>>ready.
>>
>>- having a platform that doesn't require any natives means you can load it
>>in a desktop (or mobile) browser to see if you have any structural issues,
>>and use desktop tooling like (real) Web Inspector to debug some bits.
>>
>>- having a platform that returns errors every time you do something would
>>be a good way to test that your application actually handles errors
>>correctly.
>>
>>Any interest in continuing this work?  There's some meta-work that needs
>>to
>>be done; eg. decide how to handle "repeat-fire" APIs (eg,
>>`accelerometer.watchAcceleration()`)
>>
>>I could also see perhaps having a platform just like 'errgen', but always
>>returns the same static-y 'success' bits all the time.
>>
>>--
>>Patrick Mueller
>>http://muellerware.org
>

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