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From dhpeterson <dhpeter...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JTestR
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 07:55:12 GMT


Assaf - what's your latest thinking on JTestR or rspec for unit testing in
buildr?

I was a little confused between the two postings as to which you felt was
the best model. Should we be aiming to support both, for choice?

Dave




Assaf Arkin wrote:
> 
> Follow up.
> 
> Nick Sieger <http://blog.nicksieger.com/> of the JRuby team already
> implemented an RSpec test framework for Buildr.  It uses JRuby, so it can
> test Java code and for that matter any language you can run on the JVM.
> 
> (Buildr 1.2 doesn't support JRuby -- working on that, but the test
> framework
> forks a new process, so it will run on Buildr 1.2)
> 
> You may also want to read this post by Paul Zabelin, on using RSpec +
> JRuby
> to test Java projects.  I think it's a killer combination:
> http://pivots.pivotallabs.com/users/pzabelin/blog/articles/375-functional-tests-for-java-project-rspec-jruby
> 
> Nick, hopefully you're on this list, any chance of changing the license to
> ASF, I would love to include this in Buildr 1.3?
> 
> Assaf
> 
> On 1/2/08, Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com> wrote:
>>
>> The next release of Buildr <http://incubator.apache.org/buildr/> is going
>> multi-lingual. We already have support for Java and Scala, but it's
>> hackish
>> and a pig to extend. Starting with 1.3, it will be easy to drop in
>> support
>> for new languages, say building Java and Scala code side by side, or
>> mixing
>> in Flash for the client side.
>>
>> The design I went with is granular enough that you can mix projects in
>> different languages, but also compile in one language and run test cases
>> in
>> another. Originally I was thinking of using RSpec to unit test Java code.
>> Thanks to Ola
>> Bini<http://ola-bini.blogspot.com/2007/12/jtestr-01-released.html>,
>> we now have JTestR <http://jtestr.codehaus.org/Getting+Started>. And
>> being
>> an Ant task, it only takes a few lines of Ruby code (and zero lines of
>> XML)
>> to make it work.
>> Anyone wants to give it a try?
>>
>> Assaf
>>
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> CTO, Intalio
> http://www.intalio.com
> 
> 


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