Testing Tools Project
The Testing Tools Project provides specializations of the TPTP Platform Project for testing (e.g. test editors, trace/test conversion support), and exemplary extensible tools for specific testing environments. Initially this includes four test environments: JUnit, manual, URL, and automated GUI testing.
These specializations provide optimized editing and reporting experiences for these use cases. In the cases where a unique runtime or an implementation of a testability interface is required, it is also developed in the project. For example, the manual test execution environment provides a remotely managed user interface specifically for collecting manual test progress. This manual user interface is unique from the common execution environment for JUnit and URL testing.
The subsystems that make up this project by extending the TPTP Platform Project, and the components they contain are described below:project overview.
- User Interface
The User Interface subsystem has the following components:
Name Description Common Editors Editors for test descriptions, behavior, deployment, and histories are provided over the test model. Data Pool Editor An extendable editor for test data pools and support for import of volume data. URL Test An editor for URL targeted testing. Code Coverage Method level coverage extensions to the table views. Manual Test client A RCP based application that runs remotely to step a user through and record the results of a manual test case. Reporting Extension points and usage of SVG and text based execution history reports. Test perspective A perspective for creating and managing test artifacts, including histories Automated GUI recorder A GUI recorder for Eclipse IDE to automate regression functional testing
- Data Collection and Agents
The data collection and agents are made up of the following components:
Name Description Component Test Agent An event framework and instance to collect execution results from JUnit and other component based test environments URL request recorder A proxy based recorder to intercept and capture URL request which can be converted into URL test cases.
- Execution Environment
The execution environment has the following components:
Name Description Execution Harness Common execution environment for test execution Common Runner API for all test execution environments to implement Manual Runner A runner to drive and control the manual test client JUnit Runner A runner to drive and control the JUnit test environment URL Test Runner A runner to drive and control the URL test environment Automated GUI runner A runner used to playback recorded GUI actions in Eclipse IDE
- Test Services
TPTP provides a small number of test services which may be invoked by a TPTP test, or by TPTP code running in the TPTP test's process. These services may make calls back to the launching workbench to request a service, or may leverage the TPTP test's agent to amend additional data to the stream of data being collected during the test run.