TestLess 1.8.2, containing a bug fix and a few other minor improvements, has been released! You can purchase TestLess, or download a trial version now!
In this post, I’ll illustrate the workflow that you can use to extend TestLess so it can analyze any test suite. I will use a real example from a real customer to show you how easy it is to extend TestLess. The Problem Recently, I received the following question from a customer: I’d […]
Out of the questions that customers ask about TestLess, the one that crops out the most is: how can I create my own TestDetector for my language and/or test-style of choice? In other words: how do TestDetectors work? I’ll clarify and answer those two questions in this post. TestLess comes equipped with several TestDetectors out of […]
In this post we take a quick look back at the success stories for Mutator and TestLess that you might not know about: Bloom Filters Bloom filters are everywhere nowadays, and having seen the quality improvements that Mutator started, it is no wonder that the authors of one popular implementation decided to continue on that road. Best of Breed Mutator […]
In the last post, I showed analysis results of Puppet’s test duplication along with other interesting findings. The relationships discovered seem to suggest that test duplication is not due to chance alone, and that there is a complex relationship in terms of amount of tests in the suites that is not entirely linear. The results in the post also […]
Puppet is a “Server automation framework and application” that it utilized by people worldwide and even Fortune 100 companies (according to Puppet’s website) to manage part of their devops work. It is also one of the key projects that “powers Github.” Puppet is written in Ruby and unit-tested using the BDD framework Rspec. Given Puppet’s popularity and utility, […]
BDD-style testers: Rejoice! One of the super helpful aspects of BDD test frameworks is their utilization of nested contexts. Nested contexts not only allow test writers to group different tests, but also allow you to delineate their state into different sets in order to separate permutations of their SUT’s (system under test) behavior into logical groups. This separation and […]