[forge-dev] XmlUnit on Scaffold test cases
Lincoln Baxter, III
lincolnbaxter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 01:00:49 EDT 2012
Yeah, I'm not sure there's a great way around this aside from a more
black-box functional approach, but even that might not be getting as
fine-grained as some of these tests need to be. With greater test coverage,
I think it could be replaced, however.
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM, Richard Kennard <
richard at kennardconsulting.com> wrote:
> +1 for this.
> However note there are different levels of tests. Classes like
> FacesScaffoldScenarioTest are only meant to test very small, very specific
> things. Basically
> regression testing. Classes like FacesScaffoldWeatherTest are also small
> and specific.
> The real testing is done using Arquillian (like
> FacesScaffoldPetClinicClient and FacesScaffoldShoppingClient). Because
> whilst your point about 'if you
> place a line break in a generated XHTML... it breaks the whole test' is
> very valid, even with XmlUnit you are vulnerable to 'if you place an extra
> element in a generated XHTML... it breaks the whole test'.
> Testing through Arquillian is the only way to be really sure the generated
> app actually works, IMHO. Because you are testing it the way the user would.
> However, definitely +1 for using XmlUnit, as far as that goes.
> On 12/06/2012 12:09 PM, George Gastaldi wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I noticed that most of our scaffold unit tests are kinda hard to
> > maintain. specially because they compare XHTML as strings, instead of
> > the structure as a whole.
> > This implies that if you place a line break in a generated XHTML for
> > example, it breaks the whole test as well.
> > What about if we refactor these tests to use XmlUnit instead ?
> > (http://xmlunit.sourceforge.net/)
> > This way we could compare the structure without the ugly plain string
> > comparison, WDYT ?
> > Regards,,
> > George Gastaldi
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Lincoln Baxter, III
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