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guerard elisabeth
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 3
Dear all,

I work for a java project, a heavy client application.
One of my goals is to cover one subsystem under fully automated test: Functional tests.
Of course the solution needs to be free.
I look at on the following website: http://java-source.net/open-source/testing-tools
And Abbot seems to be useful for me, but I don't find user's feedback.
Someone can share its experience?
Or propose me other solution?
Remarks: for this project no Junit tests are available.
[ August 28, 2006: Message edited by: guerard elisabeth ]
Lasse Koskela
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
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If you'd like to check out some alternatives, there are two other open source libraries named Jemmy and jfcUnit that do more or less the same thing as Abbot, with slightly different APIs.

I've personally used Jemmy on a couple of occasions but it seems that Abbot has had more development going on than Jemmy or jfcUnit, which I guess is an advantage for Abbot.


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guerard elisabeth
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 3
What is the easiest to use?
One side, Abbot is for both unit and functional testing, Jemmy only for functional testing, and in the other side any Junit tests are written for the application (now in production since 1 year).
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by guerard elisabeth:
What is the easiest to use?

You'll have to be the judge of that.

Originally posted by guerard elisabeth:
Abbot is for both unit and functional testing, Jemmy only for functional testing

Huh? I see both Abbot and Jemmy be for functional testing, first and foremost. And I see both Abbot and Jemmy being useful for unit testing custom GUI components. Maybe I just misunderstood you?
guerard elisabeth
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 3
Sorry, I read too quickly the documentation of Jemmy, I didn't see that it was possible to integrate junit.jar.
Now, it's time to start to try it.
Thank you for your answer.
 
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