[aerogear-dev] Android integration tests and modules

Christos Vasilakis cvasilak at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 00:35:29 EDT 2014

On Aug 18, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Summers Pittman <supittma at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 08/18/2014 09:27 AM, Summers Pittman wrote:
>> 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.

+1 sounds good!

thanks for the heads up


>> Wdyt?
> Here is an example of what I think things should be like.  (Still a bit 
> of a work in progress).
> https://github.com/secondsun/aerogear-android-store/tree/multiproject
> To build the parent project you need a adb device connected to run the 
> tests.  If you prefer you can just build the library subproject.  
> Perhaps there should be a different way to skip testing?
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