NAME

Test::Continuous - Run your tests suite continusouly when developing.

VERSION

This document describes Test::Continuous version 0.64

SYNOPSIS

Very simple usage:

    % cd MyModule/
    % autoprove

If you want to provide prove arguments:

    % autoprove --shuffle

DESCRIPTION

Continuous Testing is a concept and tool to re-run software tests as soon as the developer saved the source code.

See also http://groups.csail.mit.edu/pag/continuoustesting/ for the original implementation of Continuous Testing as a Eclipse plugin.

See also Zentest http://www.zenspider.com/ZSS/Products/ZenTest/ for the same concept of implementation in Ruby's world.

INTERFACE

runtests

This function starts monitoring the mtime of all files under current working directy. If there's any update, it'll run your module test under t/ directory with App::Prove.

You could call it from command line like this:

    perl -MTest::Continuous -e runtests

However, it's recommended to use autoprove program shipped with this distribution to do this instead.

Test results are displayed on terminal. If Log::Dispatch::DesktopNotification is installed, test results will also be notified through that channel. If running on Mac, it'll be Growl, if it's on Linux desktop, it's done with Log::Dispatch::Gtk2::Notify.

Test::Continuous will auto detect the subset of tests to run. For example, say you have two test files feature-foo.t and feature-bar.t which test ,and use, your module Feature::Foo and Feature::Bar respectively. Test::Continuous can catch this static dependency and only run feature-foo.t when Feature::Foo is modified, feature-bar.t will only be ran if Feature::Bar is modified.

If a .t file is modified, only that test file will be ran.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

Test::Continuous requires no configuration files or environment variables.

Although it's based on App::Prove, your .proverc is not loaded.

DEPENDENCIES

App::Prove, Log::Dispatch, Log::Dispatch::DesktopNotification, Module::ExtractUse

INCOMPATIBILITIES

It might not be compatible with all Test::Harness::* classes. Testing with remote harness classes are bascially working, but has some glitches. Helps are appreciated.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-test-continuous@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Kang-min Liu <gugod@gugod.org>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2008,2009 Kang-min Liu <gugod@gugod.org>.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

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