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Re: [wtp-dev] API JUnit test coverage now support run time scanning

If anybody uses runtime scanning, can you inform me too. I would like to check how the build (time) is effected by it.


Jeffrey Liu wrote:

In the past, the API test coverage report is generated based on static scanning. This means the scanner will read the physical .class files of the JUnit testcases and determine what APIs are being refereneced. This approach has limitation because it does not allow the parser to trace through the run time method invocations (methods called within a method). As a result, developers have to write extra code to bring the coverage up.

After working with the TPTP folks, we now have a way to do run time scanning. Here's what you need to do:

1. In org.eclipse.wtp.releng/testScript/test.xml, instead of using the "runtests" target to run your JUnit tests, use the "runapitests" target. You need to supply an extra parameter called "package.includes". The value of "package.includes" is used to filter out packages that you are not interested in. This is a required parameter because run time scanning is time consuming, providing filters helps the scan process to complete faster. Here's an example (for the J2EE JUnit testcases):


<target name="jst-j2ee-core-tests" description="Runs the org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests test.xml">
        <antcall target="runtests">
<param name="testPlugin" value="${org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests}" /> <param name="report" value="org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests" />


<target name="jst-j2ee-core-tests" description="Runs the org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests test.xml">
        <antcall target="runapitests">
<param name="testPlugin" value="${org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests}" /> <param name="report" value="org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.core.tests" /> <param name="package.includes" value="org.eclipse.jst.j2ee."/>

You can also specify multiple filters like so (space separated):

<param name="package.includes" value="org.eclipse.wst.server.ui org.eclipse.wst.server.core"/>

Don't go crazy on this because run time scanning will increase the time to run the JUnit testcases by quite a bit. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Now, there's no excuse on why you don't have full JUnit testcoverage :)


Jeffrey Liu
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