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What's a Test Artifact? [message #68734] Wed, 26 April 2006 14:17 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: user.domain.invalid

I keep seeing the term artifact in various places, but can't find a
definition for it. Same goes for a "test". In some interface or
another the tutorial says something like "now choose your test from the
pop up list" and the screenshot shows all these junit tests in a list.
But my list? It's blank.

How do I create something that will show up in that list? Is that what
an artifact is?

(Just to answer the inevitable reply of "why don't you tell us what
you're trying to do?", it's this: test a remote c++ application which is
currently tested via unix shell scripts. I would like to put an Eclipse
control surface on the front of it and it seems like TPTP could be the
way to do it.)

thanks,
Rick
Re: What's a Test Artifact? [message #68846 is a reply to message #68734] Thu, 27 April 2006 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Slauenwhite is currently offline Paul SlauenwhiteFriend
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Hi Rick,
Test artifacts associate objects such as test suites and datapools; that
is, artifacts make an asset available to a test suite. For more
information, see:

Help >> Help Contents >> Testing automatically and manually >> Testing
automatically and manually >> Creating a test deployment >> Artifact
Editor - overview

'Test' is a term most often used to refer to a test suite that contains
zero or more test cases (e.g. executable units). However, this term is
sometimes misused, referring to test cases.

Unfortunately, I can only assume that the dialog you are referring to is
the Add/Insert dialog in the behavior view of a test suite editor. If this
is correct, you will need to create one or more test cases in the Test Case
view of the same test suite editor in order to see an test cases in the
dialog.

Paul
"rkm" <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
news:e2nvd4$qde$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> I keep seeing the term artifact in various places, but can't find a
> definition for it. Same goes for a "test". In some interface or
> another the tutorial says something like "now choose your test from the
> pop up list" and the screenshot shows all these junit tests in a list.
> But my list? It's blank.
>
> How do I create something that will show up in that list? Is that what
> an artifact is?
>
> (Just to answer the inevitable reply of "why don't you tell us what
> you're trying to do?", it's this: test a remote c++ application which is
> currently tested via unix shell scripts. I would like to put an Eclipse
> control surface on the front of it and it seems like TPTP could be the
> way to do it.)
>
> thanks,
> Rick
Re: What's a Test Artifact? [message #68867 is a reply to message #68734] Thu, 27 April 2006 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Slauenwhite is currently offline Paul SlauenwhiteFriend
Messages: 970
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Rick,
I have created defect
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=138905 to add more
Test-specific terms to the TPTP Glossary:

http://www.eclipse.org/tptp/home/documents/resources/glossar y.xml

Paul
"rkm" <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
news:e2nvd4$qde$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> I keep seeing the term artifact in various places, but can't find a
> definition for it. Same goes for a "test". In some interface or
> another the tutorial says something like "now choose your test from the
> pop up list" and the screenshot shows all these junit tests in a list.
> But my list? It's blank.
>
> How do I create something that will show up in that list? Is that what
> an artifact is?
>
> (Just to answer the inevitable reply of "why don't you tell us what
> you're trying to do?", it's this: test a remote c++ application which is
> currently tested via unix shell scripts. I would like to put an Eclipse
> control surface on the front of it and it seems like TPTP could be the
> way to do it.)
>
> thanks,
> Rick
Re: What's a Test Artifact? [message #69037 is a reply to message #68867] Fri, 28 April 2006 13:34 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: user.domain.invalid

Paul Slauenwhite wrote:
> Rick,
> I have created defect
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=138905 to add more
> Test-specific terms to the TPTP Glossary:
>
> http://www.eclipse.org/tptp/home/documents/resources/glossar y.xml
>
thanks Paul.

Yesterday I checked out from CVS the test-results section of TPTP and
explored and diagrammed out how it was layed out, what things pointed to
what other things, etc., and that was pretty informative, as was your
explanation.
I pitched TPTP as a solution to our testing problems without knowing a
whole lot about it and now the learning curve is turning out to be more
than I anticipated. It looks to be a great setup, I just wish I could
get some early concrete results in order to bolster the case for using
it. I will keep digging and hopefully reach the bottom soon.

thanks again,
Rick
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