Test::Continuous - Run your test suite continuously when developing.
Very simple usage:
% cd MyModule/ % autoprove
You may pass prove arguments:
% autoprove --shuffle
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.
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.
Test::Continuous requires no configuration files.
.proverc is NOT loaded, even though it's based on App::Prove.
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).
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.
--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
It might not be compatible with all Test::Harness::* classes. Testing with remote harness classes basically works, but has some glitches. Help is appreciated.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
email@example.com, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2015 Kang-min Liu
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
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