cjfields at illinois.edu
Thu Mar 3 20:52:50 UTC 2011
On Mar 3, 2011, at 2:29 PM, Raoul Bonnal wrote:
> Dear All,
> a) this discussion is a good starting point for a workgroup during Codefest 2011 and/or BOSC (can't post to bopen-bio list cause I don't have the addr here, sorry)
> a.idea) why not create a common "machine" on the cloud for testing our projects ?! It would be fun to see all the bio* with stats about testing etc...
I think the buildbot instance covers some of that, but they are mainly automated builds:
biopython is the only one set up currently.
> b) testing is very important and new contributes should be accepted only with tests, which implies a problem how to check fake tests? :-)
Code review and checking the test results. Otherwise, you have to trust your developers.
> c) usually ruby's community relies a lot on doc==tests that's completely wrong, because the newbies can't read fluently the code, also because there are different tools and sometimes a lot of mocking.
> c.a) recently i had an idea, but I have no time to do that: establish a relationship between a mock and a real object and validate the mock or enable it only if the real object has been tested before. That would make mocking more sens to me, but i think this is another story.
Yes, I've thought about that as well re: Moose-based work, haven't wrapped my head around it either.
> d) I agree with Toshiaki, after this very useful brain storming start working (Impressed to see all this traffic :-) )
+1. Will be interesting to see how things progress.
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