Beyond Acceptance Testing Framework

It looks like there are several acceptance testing frameworks (ATF) available (RobotFramework, Cucumber, Fitnesse on FIT, Fitnesse on SLIMZenTest, Concordion). Not sure if each of them are really ATF, but can say that Concordion is not a great choice. Fitnesse is the best ATF I know. But it’s up to you, which way to go.

We should keep in mind the  High Level Testing (HLT) pattern and make our application ready for HLT. While performing HLT you interact with your application via Web Services, EXEs, “jobs” in the database. Test doubles are  unacceptable in the acceptance tests:

  1. We don’t need to stub “customer” environment.
  2. We don’t want to duplicate production code in the acceptance test
  3. And we don’t want to have tests for nothing

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