Say i have a huge applicaiton. The problem is as follows :- 1) unfortunately there is no unit test cases ie junit written. 2) Now if some part of the project is changed. developer gonna check the whole application to know if everything it working and none is broken. 3) So i was wondering if there is any tool which can be used to generate the test cases so that when i run after some changes in the application i get to know that my code has broken or if entire application is working fine.
The application i am talking about is not an web app or j2ee app. its an corba ,swing app, with use of some telnet and snmp as well.
What you are looking for are characterization tests - tests that don't test that the application is working correctly, but just that it is working as it used to. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characterization_Test for more information - including a link to a for JUnit. [ May 02, 2008: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]
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