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Run certain tests automatically using Test::Class

by moez507 (Novice)
on Apr 02, 2014 at 15:15 UTC ( #1080790=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
moez507 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks!
I am writing some automated regression tests with Test::Class. Before each test , I wish to check if the test is running on production. If yes, to stop the test.

However, I do not wish to depend on the programmer to remember to add this test in. Is there some way to tell each test to run this as a setup , without having to remember to code this piece in for each time a new test is written ?

I tried creating a base class and having all my tests inherit from the same. However, the tests in the base class are executing last when I want them to execute first!

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Re: Run certain tests automatically using Test::Class
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Apr 02, 2014 at 18:33 UTC

    See setup and startup tests in the documentation. Also see the RUNNING ORDER OF METHODS section in the same documentation.


Re: Run certain tests automatically using Test::Class
by marinersk (Priest) on Apr 02, 2014 at 21:38 UTC

    Would it not be simpler to simply set an environment variable in the test environment, and let its absence serve as a flag to the tests themselves to voluntarily exit?

    Simply make sure every test method first does this -- or calls a method designed to do this -- and the tests will govern themselves.

    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my $TestFlag = $ENV{'TEST_ENVIRONMENT'}; if (!defined $TestFlag) { $TestFlag = ''; } if ($TestFlag =~ /TRUE/i) { print "I'm running tests! I'm running tests!\n"; } else { print "This does not appear to be a test environment. Skipping te +sts.\n"; } exit; __END__ S:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks\P-2014-04-02@1516-Self-Governing-Tests>set TEST +_ENVIRONMENT=TRUE S:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks\P-2014-04-02@1516-Self-Governing-Tests>perl may I'm running tests! I'm running tests! S:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks\P-2014-04-02@1516-Self-Governing-Tests>set TEST +_ENVIRONMENT= S:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks\P-2014-04-02@1516-Self-Governing-Tests>perl may This does not appear to be a test environment. Skipping tests. S:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks\P-2014-04-02@1516-Self-Governing-Tests>
      Thank You ! Its a very good idea.

      However, I was looking for some sort of template system , or some way that the 'test' runs automatically. Such that the programmer does not have to remember to add it in for each test.

      Perhaps , its a tall order?

Re: Run certain tests automatically using Test::Class
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Apr 02, 2014 at 18:35 UTC

    Also, check out The free plan is quite useful for even fairly large projects.

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