[development] Drupal Core Test Plan

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Sat Sep 8 07:20:29 UTC 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 10:06 AM, Angela Byron wrote:

> b) Intentionally throwing invalid stuff at the system or using it  
> in unexpected ways to make sure it recovers.

At UW-Madison's CS department (my day job) one of the groups has done  
a lot of work with "fuzz testing" [1].  They write code to  
automatically generate random input to any kinds of programs you wish  
to test.  It's a great way to catch bugs in your error handling.

Such tests would be fantastic for all aspects of the Drupal UI (FAPI,  
menu/path system, settings pages, etc), and should be relatively easy  
to automate.  Any volunteers?

-Derek (dww)

[1] http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bart/fuzz/fuzz.html

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