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s penumudi
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Hello Experts there,

I need some and help and kind of direction to go about writing my test cases to test JSP.

This is my application Architecture:
JSP<->Struts<->SL<->BusinessClasses<->DBClasses

JSP<->Struts<->SL is my web component and currently I am least or not at all concerned about Business and DB Classes. Currently I am coding my web component and wanted to write test cases for the same.
SL above are just POJO's where I have lookup for my business classes. As of now I have some dummy data hardcoded which I use to test my JSP manually through browser.

What approach you all would suggest me to go with.
I have looked at Cactus, It provides testcases for Servlets, Jsp Tag libraries and Filters.

How can I write test cases for my Jsp pages using Cactus.
There is one more point here. As I am using Struts, Can I test my JSP's without using StrutsTestCase framework?

I see so many frameworks for testing. But I don't see any procedure or help to go about writing testcases for project like mine. If I have to combine these test frameworks what would be the best process. And I guess most of the project have very similar architecture as mine.

Your help and direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much inadvance.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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First thing to note is that all of these frameworks build on top of junit.

I would recommend starting by testing the Struts actions themselves. You can use mock objects (easyMock and jMock are good frameworks) to get mock request/response objects. Through these pure junit tests, you can test the logic without a server running.

Once the action is tested, Cactus can test the JSPs themselves.


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