A composite accessor that accepts a test file name and executes the tests. Tests are written using the Mocha framework. The test results are displayed to the console window.
To run: For the browser, first, start the test server. Please see: /accessors/web/hosts/browser/test/README.txt Open a browser window and point to: http://localhost:8088/hosts/browser/test/test/testRunner.html Click "react to inputs". The test output will appear at the top of the page, and also in the browser console window. You may need to open a debugging pane to see the console window.
In node, from the command prompt, change to the directory: /accessors/web/hosts/node/test/mocha Execute: node ../../nodeHostShell.js < ./testCommon.js
In Cape Code, there is a demo available at: $PTII/ptolemy/actor/lib/jjs/modules/testing/demo/Testing/Testing.xml
The Mocha framework allows developers to describe a test case, execute code, then check assertions. Mocha tracks each assertion and reports if the assertion is satisfied or if it fails. Add-on libraries extend Mocha's capabilities. Chai is an assertion library offering "should", "expect", and "assert" styles. Sinon is used for creating test spies, stubs and mocks; for example, mocking an HTTP response. Please see this page for instructions on installing Mocha, Chai and Sinon and writing tests. https://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/ptexternal/wiki/Main/JSMocha
For an overview of the testing capabilities of different hosts, please see: https://www.icyphy.org/accessors/wiki/Main/Testing
Test results are send to the output port and logged to the console. A future improvement is to format results JUnit-style.
||The test file to execute.|
||The test result.|