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Re: Application for 'Quality Assurance'

by bmccoy (Beadle)
on Dec 12, 2001 at 07:59 UTC ( #131157=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Application for 'Quality Assurance'

Is this something you can use Expect for, to automate test scenarios? You may not even need to use a GUI, just a defined set of tests that hit every public function of your software and/or API.

-- Brett

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Re: Re: Application for 'Quality Assurance'
by Hrunting (Pilgrim) on Dec 12, 2001 at 09:18 UTC
    Well, if it's simple API testing one's after, the Test::Harness module will do that perfectly well. Better are the Test-Unit suite of modules which do more solid unit testing, but Test::Harness is easier to use, and every CPAN module and its mother uses it, so there's plenty of examples.

    If you're trying to approximate real-world situations, repeat after me:

    "Nothing compares to real-world data."

    Don't try to test what happens in the real world. Beta it and use that data instead. Nothing you do will more closely approximate how your application is used.

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