[drupal-devel] Unit and functionality testing added to Summer of
rob at robshouse.net
Mon Jun 6 12:01:10 UTC 2005
Chx suggested that a project be added to the Summer of Code lineup that
addressed our needs for unit and functionality testing. Seems everyone
agrees that this is vitally important but nobody (except Moshe) has had
any time to do anything with it.
If you haven't urged all of your student acquaintences to apply for
this, there is still time, and the testing project should be seen as a
If you have suggestions on improving the text (ie making it a more
complete specification) please let me know or update the node directly.
The Drupal project has the following urgent needs in the area of
* Unit tests on the funtion level for core code
* Web application use-case tests that perform standard sets of user
activities such as registration, login, node creation, etc.
* Automation of testing of Drupal core code in order to spot
problems unintentionally caused by changes to the code base
Work in this area would be based on the Drupal simpletest module
which in turn is based on the SimpleTest project at Sourceforge.net.
Of all the Summer of Code projects listed, this is perhaps the most
essential to Drupal's health and the area where the greatest positive
impact could be had.
This is considered to be the most important of our Summer of Code projects.
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