Cob Spec is a suite of tests used to validate a web server to ensure it adheres to HTTP specifications. These acceptance tests were created using a testing suite called FitNesse. FitNesse is an application testing suite that allows you to test the business layer of your application.
To test your server against the Cob Spec suite of tests, follow the instructions below.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:8thlight/cob_spec.git cd cob_spec mvn package
Starting Fitnesse Server
Start the Fitnesse server on port 9090.
java -jar fitnesse.jar -p 9090
Open your browser and go to http://localhost:9090. You should see the Cob Spec website.
Configuring Cob Spec
To run the tests you have to change some variables.
- Navigate to the HttpTestSuite.
- Click on Edit.
- Update the paths for the User-Defined Variables.
SERVER_START_COMMANDis the command to start your server.
java -jar /User/somebody/project/my_jar.jar
PUBLIC_DIRis the path to cob spec public folder.
- Note that you have to remove the
-at the beginning of the line in order for the User-Defined Variables to be recognized.
- Click Save.
Your server jar needs to take two command line arguments.
-pwhich specifies the port to listen on. Default is
-dwhich specifies the directory to serve files from. Default is the
- To run all tests, click the Suite button.
- To run the simple http request tests, first click the ResponseTestSuite link, then click the Suite button.
- To run the tests that require threading, first click the SimultaniousTestSuite link, then click the Suite button.
- To run a test individually, first click on the test link, then click the Test button.