[TIP] "functional paths"
gary.bernhardt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 16:04:25 PDT 2009
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM, John J Lee <jjl at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, C. Titus Brown wrote:
>> It would be nice for this if you *could* run JS directly from a Python
> You can:
> I keep pointing people at this without actually trying it myself, I must try
> it sometime (as it happens, I have a use for it right now, so I have no
I've been doing this on a couple of Django projects with great
success. I use Cucumber, which lets me write executable user stories
in plain English. I hook Cucumber up to Celerity, which is a Ruby
front-end to HtmlUnit that conforms to Watir's API.
This lets me write scenarios like this:
Given I'm looking at an empty wall
And there is not a lane named "New Lane"
And I press "Add Lane"
Then I should see the lane "New Lane"
Cucumber uses Celerity to execute these with HtmlUnit, including
average (for the *whole* scenario, not each line).
I don't test every little corner case like this, of course – just the
tests written in screw-unit.
I highly recommend all of these packages. It took me less than a day
to set all of this up, including continuous integration with Hudson.
YMMV if you've never touched Ruby, though.
(Also, have I mentioned how much our testing tools lag behind Ruby's? ;)
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