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NAME Test::Continuous - Run your test suite continuously when developing. SYNOPSIS Very simple usage: % cd MyModule/ % autoprove You may pass prove arguments: % autoprove --shuffle DESCRIPTION *Continuous Testing* is a concept and tool to re-run software tests as soon as the developer saves the source code. "Test::Continuous" is a tool based on App::Prove that implements this concept for Perl. See <http://groups.csail.mit.edu/pag/continuoustesting/> for the original implementation of Continuous Testing as an Eclipse plugin. See also Zentest <http://www.zenspider.com/ZSS/Products/ZenTest/> for the same concept implemented in Ruby's world. INTERFACE runtests This function starts monitoring the mtime of all files under current working directory. If there's any update, it runs your module tests under t/ directory with App::Prove. You could call it from command line like this: perl -MTest::Continuous -e Test::Continuous::runtests However, it's recommended to use the autoprove program shipped with this distribution to do this instead. CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT Test::Continuous requires no configuration files. Your ".proverc. is NOT loaded, even though it's based on App::Prove. The main "runtests()" routine parses arguments on the command line or passed via the environment variable "AUTOPROVE_OPTS". All autoprove options are prefixed with "--autoprove-" (in both the command line and the environmental variable). Valid options: "--autoprove-no-skip-initial" (Default) "--autoprove-skip-initial" These options allow control over whether the initial tests are run when autoprove is first started. By default, "runtests()" will run all tests when executed, and then wait for changes. Using "--autoprove-skip-initial" skips the initial tests and goes straight to watching for changes to files. Generally, you should run all tests, in case something changed while "Test::Continuous" was not running. The "--autoprove-no-skip-initial" is provided so that you can override an environmental variable "AUTOPROVE_OPTS" that includes "--autoprove-skip-initial" via the command line, by passing autoprove the "--autoprove-no-skip-initial" option. DEPENDENCIES App::Prove, Log::Dispatch, Log::Dispatch::DesktopNotification, Module::ExtractUse INCOMPATIBILITIES It might not be compatible with all Test::Harness::* classes. Testing with remote harness classes basically works, but has some glitches. Help is appreciated. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS Please report any bugs or feature requests to "firstname.lastname@example.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org>. AUTHOR Kang-min Liu "<email@example.com>" LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT Copyright (c) 2008 - 2015 Kang-min Liu "<firstname.lastname@example.org>". This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.