Unit testing approach for nginx modules
Yichun Zhang (agentzh)
agentzh at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 14:10:31 UTC 2015
On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Ritesh Jha <ritesh.jha at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We are developing nginx modules to implement few usecases in our product.
> Most of the other usecases cases have been implemented using Java. At my
> office we follow TDD for Java development. TDD for Java development is easy
> due to availability of unit-testing and mocking frameworks. We are wondering
> if we can follow TDD for development of nginx modules as well. We have tried
> couple of unit-testing frameworks for C (Unity and CMocka) but we have found
> it very difficult to write useful testcases using these frameworks.
> Can you please suggest a suitable approach? Also if unit testing is not the
> way to go, then what should be the approach for developing, testing and
> maintaining large nginx modules?
I've been using my Test::Nginx module on CPAN for all my nginx
modules' test suite for years:
We've also been using subclasses of this test framework to drive
CloudFlare's Lua business systems' test suites :)
Almost all the test suites of the NGINX components listed in the
following page for my Amazon EC2 test cluster's test report are driven
All these opensource modules' test suites can serve as live examples.
Oh yeah, we definitely need more hands-on tutorials to explain all the
powerful features of this test framework. I'll write up something soon
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