[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: test-framework-golden-1.1

Alfredo Di Napoli alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 06:43:48 CEST 2012

That's cool, thank you.

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On 04/ott/2012, at 23:55, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:

> I am glad to announce the first public release of test-framework-golden — a
> golden testing library.
> Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/test-framework-golden
> GitHub:  https://github.com/feuerbach/test-framework-golden
> Golden tests are similar to unit tests (as implemented in HUnit), but the idea
> is to store the expected result in files (called «golden» files).
> I was introduced to the idea of golden testing by Bohdan Vlasyuk at ZuriHac in
> 2010. Since then I've discovered that this is a nice approach and it is already
> used in variety of projects (e.g. ghc, haddock).
> Surprisingly, not much is written about golden testing, and I've been unable to
> find any golden testing libraries for Haskell or any other programming language.
> Every project has its own ad-hoc implementation in Haskell/Python/Shell/etc.
> The closest match on the market is Simon Michael's shelltestrunner. But to use
> it you have to expose the tested functionality via command line, which may be
> inconvenient.
> So this is my attempt at a general golden testing library.
> It consists of two modules.
> Test.Golden has a simple interface that helps you get started very quickly. 
> Test.Golden.Advanced provides a very generic testing function that you can use
> to implement the testing system you dream about.
> The library is integrated with test-framework, so you can use golden tests in
> addition to SmallCheck/QuickCheck/HUnit tests.
> In future there's a plan to support some golden test management capabilities.
> Roman
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