[erlang-questions] [poll] Test frameworks

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Jan 19 16:12:35 CET 2009


Hello everybody,

I am doing preliminary work on integrating test frameworks with Erlide
and I would like to ask for your feedback regarding the usage of the
test frameworks in your projects. I am primarily considering unit and
module testing.

1) What frameworks do you use?
    a. Common test
    b. eUnit
    c. QuickCheck
    d. other public framework (please mention which)
    e. other private framework

2) If you answered "e" above, is this framework using similar concepts
to "xUnit" or is it something completely different? Does it support
introspection (for example can one ask it which tests will be run, or
the dependencies between tests)? Are they based on old versions of a
or b?

3) For a, b and c, are you using these frameworks as such, or do you
have a wrapper around them, to allow for your specific needs? For
example: custom loggers, adapting to other ways to define the tests
(like reading configuration from an XML file), mocking functionality,
etc.

The plan that I have so far is to build a generic test UI in Eclipse
and use that to connect to the different frameworks. For this to work,
there has to be some level of commonality and I'm trying to find out
how high that level is. I might return later with more questions.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Vlad



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