Jubula Functional Testing Tool Proposal Posted

Eclipse Project for Automated Acceptance Tests

Jessica Thornsby

Jubula sets out to allow acceptance tests to be written from the user perspective.

A proposal for the Jubula Functional Testing Tool project has been posted.

This project aims to ensure that automated acceptance tests adhere to the same best practices as the project code without requiring any code to be produced. This would have the positive effects of improving accessibility for customers who wish to monitor the tests, and allowing acceptance tests to be written from the user perspective, therefore minimising the level of test maintenance required.

Jubula test creation will be achieved via a platform and application independent library of actions which can be arranged using drag and drop. Working with the Jubula library should ensure that tests are executed as soon as the code is committed. The project will consist of tooling for automated GUI testing on Java and HTML based apps and an API for generating test scenarios, executing automated tests and retrieving the results of those tests. It will also ship with a variety of plugins for tasks such as specifying and maintaining test scenarios, and testing Swing, SWT, RCP, GEF and HTML based applications. Jubula users will also be able to specify and maintain a model for test specifications and a persistence layer for the model elements.

Jubala will use EclipseLink as a persistence layer, and will integrate with Mylyn, JDT and WDT. The initial code contribution will come from BREDEX GmbH and their commercial GUIdancer tool. This contribution will consist of the core functionality of GUIdancer, although some code developed using third-party libraries or developed under a NDA will be removed prior to the donation. BREDEX will continue working on the project, with all the proposed initial committers coming from BREDEX.

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