[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: test-framework-golden-1.1
roma at ro-che.info
Fri Oct 5 09:50:03 CEST 2012
* Gianfranco Alongi <gianfranco.alongi at gmail.com> [2012-10-05 06:57:41+0200]
> I'm a big fan of TDD and tend to approach all languages by learning
> how to TDD in them.
> As such, you mention that this is similar, could you please send some
> links about this?
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand the question. Links about what?
The library documentation is available on Hackage (the first link
If you're asking about TDD in Haskell in general, I doubt I can tell
you anything that Google can't.
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:
> > I am glad to announce the first public release of test-framework-golden — a
> > golden testing library.
> > Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/test-framework-golden
> > GitHub: https://github.com/feuerbach/test-framework-golden
> > Golden tests are similar to unit tests (as implemented in HUnit), but the idea
> > is to store the expected result in files (called «golden» files).
> > I was introduced to the idea of golden testing by Bohdan Vlasyuk at ZuriHac in
> > 2010. Since then I've discovered that this is a nice approach and it is already
> > used in variety of projects (e.g. ghc, haddock).
> > Surprisingly, not much is written about golden testing, and I've been unable to
> > find any golden testing libraries for Haskell or any other programming language.
> > Every project has its own ad-hoc implementation in Haskell/Python/Shell/etc.
> > The closest match on the market is Simon Michael's shelltestrunner. But to use
> > it you have to expose the tested functionality via command line, which may be
> > inconvenient.
> > So this is my attempt at a general golden testing library.
> > It consists of two modules.
> > Test.Golden has a simple interface that helps you get started very quickly.
> > Test.Golden.Advanced provides a very generic testing function that you can use
> > to implement the testing system you dream about.
> > The library is integrated with test-framework, so you can use golden tests in
> > addition to SmallCheck/QuickCheck/HUnit tests.
> > In future there's a plan to support some golden test management capabilities.
> > Roman
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