[TIP] TextTest 3.17 : blackbox testing with a Python slant

Geoff Bache geoff.bache at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 02:23:30 PST 2010

Hi all,

There's a new version of the black-box test tool TextTest out.

There are various enhancements, notably:
 - The HTML report now generates graphs of the results over time if
you install the "matplotlib" library
 - The static GUI "Selection tab" is now available in the dynamic
GUI also, with some new options relevant there also
 - The traffic-interception mechanism can now intercept interaction
with specified Python modules,
essentially acting as an automatic mock generator.
 - Can now set a timeout after which tests will automatically be killed.
 - You can now produce Junit-format reports for display by
continuous integration servers like Hudson.

and many bugfixes and other improvements. See the mailing list for more

Geoff Bache

TextTest is a tool for automatic text-based functional testing. This
means running a batch-mode executable in lots of different ways from
the command line, and using the text output produced as a means of
controlling the behavior of that application. As well as being usable
"standalone", it is an extendable framework for black-box testing
written in Python.

Homepage: http://www.texttest.org
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/texttest
Mailing list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/texttest-users
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/texttest
Source: https://code.launchpad.net/texttest

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