Use of Maven Test Profiles¶
Install with all normal tests:
We have isolated long running tests so they are not part of the day to day grind. You can use a maven profile to increase the amount of testing performed.
Install with online tests (will connect to servers around the world):
mvn -P online install
Install with stress tests (long running tests that try to break the code using many threads):
mvn -P stress install
To run interactive tests that will display dialogs on screen:
mvn -P interactive install
You can combine profiles as needed:
mvn -P online,stress install
Build Time Targets¶
To keep build times down (so tests are run at all) we ask you to stay in the following time limits.
20 seconds for a module
5 seconds for a plugin
5 seconds for an extension
Tests on unsupported modules are not subject to a time limit, to run your tests in an unsupported module you will need to make use of the provided profile:
mvn -P unsupported install
Code Coverage vs Regression Testing¶
Code Coverage reports are available via:
mvn clean install -Pjacoco
The result is available for each module:
The percentage reported is based on the lines of code your test cases manage to test, please limit this to “real” tests - although we ask for 40% test coverage for supported modules we would much rather this is produced honestly.
Creating boiler plate tests that just call assertEquals against every method, and cutting and pasting the current result is an example of a regression test. While this will catch changes in our codebase it is not nearly as useful as actually testing for what you expect.