TestBox can be downloaded from https://www.ortussolutions.com/products/testbox or can be installed via CommandBox CLI. CommandBox is our preferred approach for all package installations, updates and more.
// latest stable versionbox install testbox --saveDev// latest bleeding edgebox install testbox@be --saveDev
This will install TestBox in a
/testbox folder from where you called the command. You can also extract the download zip and place it anywhere you like and create a mapping called _
/testbox_that points to testbox in the distribution folder, this is the most secure approach. However, you can just place it in the webroot if you like.
this.mappings[ "/testbox" ] = expandPath( "C:/frameworks/testbox/" );
You can also clone from Github and help us out :)
git clone git://github.com/ortus-solutions/testbox testbox
Once you have testbox installed, you'll need a quick way to set up a testing harness. The
generate harness command will add a new
/tests folder to your application with a few example tests to get you started.
box testbox generate harness
The download structure includes:
apidocs : The API docs for TestBox
system : The main system framework folder
test-browser : This is a little utility to facilitate navigating big testing suites. This helps navigate to the suites you want and execute them instead of typing all the time.
test-harness : A simplified version of the TestBox runner that can be placed anywhere in your application. It includes an ANT build that allows you to execute your tests and produce results via ANT and also JUnit compliant reports via the junitreport task.
test-runner : The pre-built TestBox Global Runner. You can pass in a directory mapping or bundles and select labels and boom run the tests.
test-visualizer: A static visualizer of json reports. Just drop in a
test-results.json and run it!
tests : Several sample tests and runners which actually are used to build TestBox
The only required folder is system and it does not need to be web-accessible. The other folders are all optional tools to help you that expect to be web-accessible. You can safely remove everything except the system folder if you want to build your own test browsers. If you are placing TestBox outside of your web root, the
/testbox mapping needs to point to the parent folder containing the
system directory as all TestBox models start with
testbox.system in their package path.