[Mailman-Developers] How can I run the REST tests against live servers?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Dec 16 14:08:07 CET 2014
Andrew Stuart writes:
> Thanks for the guidance - I’ll have to admit I don’t know much
> about how to do such things right so the more guidance you are
> willing to give the better. Most of my code so far has been for me
> and no-one else so my next task is to learn how to write tests
Well, since you got the existing tests to run against live servers,
I'm pretty impressed. It certainly proves the concept"
It might be worthwhile to provide a guide on using them as the last
step of setting up a server, though I'm not sure how easy that would
be (the easiest thing is to say "edit the code", but that's not a
great way to impress new users).
Did they leave any "residue" in the databases that you can detect?
(That's the most important convenience of a one-shot "test server" --
you just tear it down and throw it away.) On a live server that could
be bad. Eg, if a test creates a database user with a scripted
password and leaves it behind, anybody that knows the script can
access (some part of) the database!
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