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Welcome to Free Pascal Testing Framework (FPTest) ================================================= This is a fork of the DUnit2 project, and further adapted for the use with the Free Pascal Compiler and fpGUI Toolkit. The original code was created by the late Peter McNab. He single handedly added some excellent features to DUnit2 and used the extensive test suite from tiOPF as his playground. FPTest has a Text Test Runner and a GUI Test Runner (fpGUI Toolkit only at the moment). Support ------- Support can be found in the form of a newsgroup (NNTP Server) at: Server: geldenhuys.co.uk Port: 119 For those that can't use NNTP news client software for some reason, can also access the support newsgroup via a web browser using the following URL: http://geldenhuys.co.uk/webnews/ Summary ------- Unit tests comprise of classes derived from TTestCase, each containing one or more published test procedures as shown in the example below. TTestCase is now an interfaced object. type TTestMyComms = class(TTestCase) published procedure VerifyThatThereIsAnUnAssignedCommPort; procedure VerifyThatTheCommPortOpens; procedure VerifyThatTheCommPortCloses; end; Through the magic of RTTI, FPTest is able to execute the published test procedures in an orderly fashion. Code written into test methods performs tests on user's code, and calls one or more Check() procedures to signal pass or fail to the test framework. For more information about FPTest, have a look at the various documents in the 'docs' directory. Brief History ------------- As of July 2009, I (Graeme Geldenhuys) decided to continue Peter's work on DUnit2, but renamed the project to prevent confusion with the Delphi based DUnit2 project hosted on SourceForge [which is a continuation of Peter's work too]. I applied some of my own ideas listed below: * No need for Delphi.NET support. The product doesn't exist anymore and .NET has its own testing framework anyway, called NUnit. * Must work with the Free Pascal Compiler (FPC). * Don't need Delphi support, because FPC is a excellent compiler. * With FPC support comes the idea that it must be cross-platform friendly as well. * Due to the previous item, removing the idea of writing to the Windows Registry is a logical step. Using something like INI, XML or JSON config files will do a great job, are easy to edit, and works for all OSes. ----------- END ------------