XTest testing framework flash

Jiri Skrivanek updated documentation how to use XTest framework in NetBeans IDE. XTest is extension of JUnit 3.x. It was designed to help develops tests for NetBeans platform. The flash demo is available here. Updated tutorial for XTest is on this page.

Many people in NetBeans asked me why not to switch to TestNG with annotations. To tell you truth xtest already has more features than TestNG now. Xtest has also few disadvantages. It is difficult to configure it. The authors of xtest never wrote tests. Only Jiri Skrivanek, the last owner, writes tests. Maybe he is the right person who fix problems with xtest.

Why we still use Xtest for testing NetBeans? There are few reasons:

  • Over 4000 already written tests. Why to rewrite them or simulate the environment?
  • Ability to store results to database
  • Test4u infrastructure runs daily on different platforms and JDKs
  • Used for responsiveness and performance testing

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