functional testing

Unit testing is good, but the actual behaviour of a program also should be tested.

I wanted not to re-invent the wheel, and looked for an existing tool. My first query to Google was “testing command line”. Reiewing the results, I found DejaGnu and realized that what I need is called “functional testing”.

Then I looked at DMOZ and also found several matches. I gave up using Google and DMOZ after I found the great resource:

http://opensourcetesting.org/
http://opensourcetesting.org/functional.php

My favourites are DejaGnu and STAF.

Unfortunately, STAF is overkill for me.

Unfortunately, DejaGnu is Expect/Tcl.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found a python solution.

It seems I’m going to develop my own trivial functional testing script. All is as usual.

2 Responses to “functional testing”

  1. 123sv3sch Says:

    if your looking for a testing framework written in python qmtest might be for you:

    http://www.codesourcery.com/qmtest/

    cheers

  2. olpa Says:

    Thanks!

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