[aerogear-dev] Android integration tests and modules

Summers Pittman supittma at redhat.com
Mon Aug 18 09:27:19 EDT 2014

Ideally we would like to quit using the Robolectric Android stubs and 
begin using Google's Android APIs for linking and testing.  This is one 
of the reasons that the unit tests havn't been brought over to the 
modules YET.  Over the weekend (between family duties and internet 
issues) I did a lot of research and coding towards moving our tests into 
the module packages.  With the release of X86 emulators and stability 
Genymotion, I think that using solely integration test projects for our 
testing is now doable.

The Android SDK (current, ANT/Eclipse based) way is to have a separate 
test project.  The Android SDK (future Gradle based) way is to have your 
tests in a test package.  The maven way (Maven based Android builds) is 
to have a parent project with two children: one child being code and the 
other child being tests.

Currently we have one BIG integration test project which contains all of 
our integration tests.  I think that we should move the tests out of our 
monolithic project and into the modules where they probably belong.  I 
also propose that we make each module in the two child project pattern 
that then Maven based builds recommend.  When it is time to move to 
Gradle then we can just fiddle with sourceSets and kill the Maven build.


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