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NAME Test::Continuous - Run your test suite continuously when developing. VERSION This document describes Test::Continuous version 0.61 SYNOPSIS Very simple usage: % cd MyModule/ % perl -MTest::Continuous -e runtests If you want to provide prove arguments: % perl -MTest::Continuous -e runtests -- --shuffle DESCRIPTION *Continuous Testing* is a concept and tool to re-run software tests as soon as the developer saves the source code. See also <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 is the only function that you should be calling, directly from command line: perl -MTest::Continuous -e runtests It'll start monitoring the mtime of all files under current working directy. If there's any update, it'll run your module test under t/ directory with App::Prove. Test result are displayed on terminal. Also dispatched to Growl if "Log::Dispatch::MacGrowl" is installed. Big plus for perl programmers on Mac. "Test::Continuous" will auto detect the subset of tests to run. For example, say you have two test files "feature-foo.t" and "feature-bar.t" which test, and use, your module "Feature::Foo" and "Feature::Bar" respectively. "Test::Continuous" can catch this static dependency and only run "feature-foo.t" when "Feature::Foo" is modified, "feature-bar.t" will only be ran if "Feature::Bar" is modified. If a ".t" file is modified, only that test file will be ran. Dynamic module dependency is more difficult to detect and needs further research. CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT Test::Continuous requires no configuration files or environment variables. DEPENDENCIES App::Prove, Log::Dispatch, Log::Dispatch::MacGrowl, Module::ExtractUse INCOMPATIBILITIES None reported. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS No bugs have been reported. Please report any bugs or feature requests to "firstname.lastname@example.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org>. TODO A good name for executable. Accept a per-module config file to tweak different parameters to prove command. AUTHOR Kang-min Liu "<email@example.com>" LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT Copyright (c) 2008,2009 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.