SubUnit 0.0.6

A streaming protocol for test results
SubUnit is a streaming protocol for test results. The protocol is human readable and easily generated and parsed. By design all the components of the protocol conceptually fit into the xUnit TestCase->TestResult interaction.

SubUnit comes with command line filters to process a subunit stream and language bindings for python, C++, C and shell. Bindings are easy to write
for other languages.

A number of useful things can be done easily with subunit:
* Test aggregation: Tests run separately can be combined and then reported/displayed together. For instance, tests from different languages can be shown as a seamless whole.
* Test archiving: A test run may be recorded and replayed later.
* Test isolation: Tests that may crash or otherwise interact badly with each other can be run seperately and then aggregated, rather than interfering with each other.
* Grid testing: subunit can act as the necessary serialisation and deserialiation to get test runs on distributed machines to be reported in  real time.

Subunit supplies the following filters:
* tap2subunit - convert perl's TestAnythingProtocol to subunit.
* subunit2pyunit - convert a subunit stream to pyunit test results.
* subunit2gtk - display a subunit stream in a gtk window.
* subunit2junitxml - convert a subunit stream to a JUnit XML representation.
* subunit-filter - filter out tests from a subunit stream.
* subunit-ls - list the tests present in a subunit stream.
* subunit-stats - generate a summary of a subunit stream.
* subunit-tags - add or remove tags from a stream.

last updated on:
July 2nd, 2010, 21:16 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Robert Collins
ROOT \ Programming \ Quality Assurance and Testing
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