[Baypiggies] A talk on testing frameworks
Minesh B. Amin
mamin at mbasciences.com
Tue Jan 18 19:20:56 CET 2011
> So, i'm curious if anyone has experience doing stuff like this, sort
> of applying the "fit" model of automated testing, to big scale testing
I am not sure about the "fit" model of automated testing.
However, if you accept the premise that the DAG for a suite of tests has
a lot of attributes in common with the DAG for a typical build system,
check out an approach first described by Prof. D. J. Bernstein
( http://cr.yp.to/redo.html ).
Avery Pennarun recently implemented this build system in Python in under
a month ( http://apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201012#14 ) !
I would classify solutions in this space as:
make -> generation 1.0,
CMake, SCons -> generation 2.0,
Avery's approach -> generation 3.0
Notice that with each generation, less and less is expected from the
developer ... while more and more is expected from the "system" :)
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