[development] Drupal tests for dummies? (SimpleTest, Selenium, DAST oh my)

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Fri Aug 17 04:38:37 UTC 2007

On 8/16/07, Rob Barreca <rob at electronicinsight.com> wrote:
> Hello world,
> I want to start integrating tests into code I write. I now sit in a room
> with 5 Java/RoR ninjas and they make fun of PHP and the fact that I
> didn't know what JUnit was. :P I want to be able to talk trash back to them.
> I know there is simpletest, selenium and I saw some things about this
> http://drupal.org/project/DAST as well. Is there one that many agree on
> as being the future for Drupal tests? If so, any recommendations on
> where to start? I looked into simpletest and it seemed nice enough, but
> I'd like to jump in to the right boat.

* simpletest: code level unit tests
* selenium: front end "black box" testing -- e.g. write a test that
simulates a user making a blog post
* DAST: one of a number of systems for automation

Simpletest is the place to start.

Boris Mann
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