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From Casey Stella <ceste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][PROPOSAL] Acceptance Tests
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:44:14 GMT
That's a very good point.  I'm hoping that this can take the place of some
of the more rigorous manual testing scripts that we have, so it's less time
at the keyboard for reviewers.

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Justin Leet <justinjleet@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 to both.  Having this would especially ease a lot of testing that hits
> multiple areas (which there is a fair amount of, given that we're building
> pretty quickly).
>
> I do want to point out that adding this type of thing makes the speed of
> our builds and tests more important, because they already take up a good
> amount of time.  There are obviously tickets to optimize these things, but
> I would like to make sure we don't pile too much on to every testing cycle
> before a PR.  Having said that, I think the testing proposed is absolutely
> valuable enough to go forward with.
>
> Justin
>
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:33 AM, Casey Stella <cestella@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I also propose, once this is done, that we modify the developer bylaws
> and
> > the github PR script to ensure that PR authors:
> >
> >    - Update the acceptance tests where appropriate
> >    - Run the tests as a smoketest
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:21 AM, Casey Stella <cestella@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > After doing METRON-744, where I had to walk through a manual test of
> > every
> > > place that Stellar touched, it occurred to me that we should script
> this.
> > > It also occurred to me that some scripts that are run by the PR author
> to
> > > ensure no regressions and, eventually maybe, even run on an INFRA
> > instance
> > > of Jenkins would give all of us some peace of mind.
> > >
> > > I am certain that this, along with a couple other manual tests from
> other
> > > PRs, could form the basis of a really great regression acceptance-test
> > > suite and I'd like to propose that we do that, as a community.
> > >
> > > What I'd like to see from such a suite has the following
> characteristics:
> > >
> > >    - Can be run on any Metron cluster, including but not limited to
> > >       - Vagrant
> > >       - AWS
> > >       - An existing deployment
> > >    - Can be *deployed* from ansible, but must be able to be deployed
> > >    manually
> > >       - With instructions in the readme
> > >    - Tests should be idempotent and independent
> > >       - Tear down what you set up
> > >
> > > I think between the Stellar REPL and the fundamental scriptability of
> the
> > > Hadoop services, we can accomplish these tests with a combination of
> > shell
> > > scripts and python.
> > >
> > > I propose we break this into the following parts:
> > >
> > >    - Acceptance Testing Framework with a small smoketest
> > >    - Baseline Metron Test
> > >       - Send squid data through the squid topology
> > >       - Add an threat triage alert
> > >       - Ensure it gets through to the other side with alerts preserved
> > >    - + Enrichment
> > >       - Add an enrichment in the enrichment pipeline to the above
> > >    - + Profiler
> > >       - Add a profile with a tick of 1 minute to count per destination
> > >       address
> > >    - Base PCap test
> > >       - Something like the manual test for METRON-743 (
> > >       https://github.com/apache/incubator-metron/pull/467#
> > issue-210285324
> > >       <https://github.com/apache/incubator-metron/pull/467#
> > issue-210285324>
> > >       )
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > >
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > Casey
> > >
> >
>

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