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Project highlights: Status: organizing; project description incomplete but fleshing out

[2004-04-16]
Delayed from physical move of household, and other miscellaneous attacks of Real Life.

[2004-01-08]
Still sluggish in making things happen. Priority interrupts around family, house hunting, and other spousal obligations. How to convince her that "open source software" really does belongs on the "honey-do" list? :-/

[2003-12-05]
Draft (non-functioning) set of acceptance tests in place. Guess I've still not had enough writer's block. :-b Placing legacy version up, because of recurring interest. See download section.

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Summary acceptance testing toolset for CUIs and GUIs
Category testing
License GNU General Public License
Owner(s) jrb3

Message from the owner(s)

This toolset assists teams in testing their character-based and GUI-based applications. It grew from a framework constructed to handle automated acceptance testing (or "Customer testing" in Extreme Programming parlance).

acceptor/

This project exists to make life easier for software testers, especially those working in the "Extreme Programming" style. It sprung up while automating 'Customer tests' for a biotech software product written in Java.

acceptor/ is focussed on Unix-based projects with simple GUIs and line-oriented character interfaces. Complex GUIs (such as arcade games) and Curses CUIs (such as nethack) are out-of-scope.

Features

  • Automated user-level testing of shell-oriented CUIs and simple X GUIs running on Unix platforms.
  • Easy to understand, modify, and extend.

What's implemented

What's planned


For Users

Downloading

Legacy version of acceptor/ -- available for interested parties

Documentation

Dependencies

Resources

Agile Testing

  • FitNesse -- another framework for supporting acceptance testing (or "Customer Tests", in Extreme Programming parlance)

Testing in General


For Developers

Contributing

Documentation

Dependencies

  • RubyUnit - supporting test-driven development style [RAA]
  • RDTOOL - Ruby Documentation tool (embedded documentation) [RAA]
  • Racc - Ruby equivalent of YACC (for RDTOOL) ">[RAA]
  • OptionParser - yet another option parser (for RDTOOL) [RAA]
  • forwardable - yet another delegator library (for RDTOOL) [RAA]
  • (more to come as project gets incrementally fleshed out)

Resources

Agile Development

  • Extreme Programming -- a particular set of development practices within the "Agile" philosophy of software development

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