This month has been all about dogfooding, and part of that has been the drive to automate the testing of the functionality found in the core applications. Nothing will replace true user testing, but we can certainly do a lot to help prevent bugs and regressions. So, during my "test all the things" series we went through each of the core applications and highlighted areas for testing. So the question is, how are we doing as this month draws to a close?
Well, fortunately, I've setup this wiki page as a reflection of where we stand.
As you can see, we've come a long way on many of the applications, but I wanted to especially point out where we still need help.
Adrian has been working on Dropping Letters and could use some help in finishing the testcases. Leo has proposed a merge that brings the testsuite up to date with the new sdk, so it's ready for you to add tests!
RSS Reader, aka shorts, just went through some large UI changes and is now ready for us to add tests again. Carla has begun working on updating her old tests for adding and editing a feed, but there's more work to do!
Calendar is currently undergoing some drastic changes, and it's testcases will need to be re-written once that's complete. Hang tight if your keen to help in this area!
Music has come a long way in a couple weeks and we have tests to prove it! Thanks to Daniel and Victor, we can test play, pause and library load. But there are still more tests needed. John is also volunteering on this application to help get the tests in shape. Thanks guys!
The following applications are very close to completion:
Nekhelesh has hacked together most of the tests, but I know he won't complain if you help him finish. Review the list and help bring it over the line!
As of this morning, the final calculator testcase has been written, testing tear-off. Pending a bugfix in the sdk, the testcase will get merged. Fingers crossed. Thanks Riccardo!
Congratulations to the following teams and folks who helped us reach 100% status on the following core apps:
terminal, weather, sudoku, stock ticker, file manager
Remember though, as we move forward it's important to keep the tests aligned with new features :-)
Still reading this? What are you waiting for? Jump in and help! Happy Automated Testing!
July 29th, 2013 by Nicholas Skaggs
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