[development] Who's Using SimpleTest?

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Fri Mar 3 20:17:58 UTC 2006

>> Who's using this now, and if you're one of them, how happy are you 
>> with the module as it is?

FWIW, I recently commissioned Thomas, the Google SoC developer on simpletest 
project, to write a suite of tests for the organic groups module. Those 
tests will be available by end of month.

I'm pretty happy with the simpletest framework in Drupal. I might be biased 
since I wrote it though. The Google SoC students did a great job extending 
it. And the simpletest project itself is magnificient.

> We have thought about using simpletest for Drupal contrib modules that 
> ship with CivicSpace. 

great idea. start small. pick a simple module and write a few tests. No need 
to think of this as a huge commitment.

  But embracing expensive processes without the
> backing of the Drupal community is really difficult.  So if anyone is 
> serious about using unit tests I suggest we start first with writing 
> simple tests for core modules.  Once these tests are shown to be useful 
> by dev's to test their core patches, I think it will catch on with 
> contribs.

these already exist, they just need some attention because so much has 
changed in recent months.

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