in order to be able to run all Js unitests like Python tests are through
Scriptaculous unit testing framework provides a way to do it: the tests
results are sent to a url through an Ajax call.
Therefore, I have coded:
- a small python script that launches html unit tests with
mozilla-firefox, then close it
- a small python http server that retrieves results sent by the
Some caveats to correct before its useable in a Zope project:
- Right now the results sent by the unit test is just a simple 'SUCESS'
or 'ERROR' string, and I need to change it so I can get the full error log
when they are errors, like the one displayed in the browser, and convert it
to Python assertions.
- The ajax call to send results is done from the filesystem html to the
localhost. So a trick is needed to make cross-domain ajax posts. The python
http server could be used to serve the html tests file as well to avoid
this problem, so I would have a complete js test server.
- It needs to work on IE as well, maybe through Wine
So to the question "Can I do TDD in JS as smoothly as in Python ?", I'd
answer: "Yes, it's coming up :)"
You can check the work here:
I might try to release the js test runner in a clean package sometimes, as
it might be reused.
This entry contains a screencast, you should check it in a browser
(Post originally written by Tarek Ziadé on the old Nuxeo blogs.)