[TESTS] Call for more tests

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Wed Apr 16 09:38:45 UTC 2003

GREAT initiative.

Please help Squeak send tests to markus.
By the way I put a new version of my online tutorial on SUnit at: 


On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 11:03 AM, Marcus Denker wrote:

> Hi Squeakers,
> We need more tests. The BaseImage Tests package now has around
> 330 tests. But this is not enough: It will start to get interesting
> at 10000...
> Many of these tests will be *really* simple: They simply run methods
> and test if the right thing happens.
> The interesting thing is that even beginners can be very helpful:
> instead of trying the examples from the book in the workspace, why
> not write tests instead?
> Here's a very short HOWTO start:
> 1) get the latest Squeak 3.6alpha
> 2) install the folowing packages from SqueakMap:
>     -> BaseImage Tests removal (we don't want to run tests twice)
>     -> SUnit removal           (get rid of the old SUnit)
>     -> SUnit 3.1               (install the new one)
>     -> BrowseUnit               (*very* nice addition to the Browser)
>     -> BaseImage Tests
> 3) Now your image is ready for testing: open the testrunner, "run all"
>    should run all the test (around 340)
> 4) Add new tests: BrowseUnit will make a new testclass for you if there
>    is none, then simply add methods that begin with "test", use
>    "self assert:" or "self should:[]" for testing.
> 5) Example: testPrinOn, class "UndefinedObjectTest":
> testPrintOn
> 	| string |
> 	string := String streamContents: [:stream | nil printOn: stream].
> 	self assert: (string = 'nil').
> -- 
> Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de  -- Squeak! http://squeak.de
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