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  • Mechanize and testing! Two of my favorite topics!

    I'm trying to envision a WWW::Mechanize::Tester that has methods for common testing tasks, although I don't yet know what would be in it. Suggestions?



    • I've managed to convince my co-workers the value that running tests with WWW::Mechanize will provide us, and they are all on board.

      One of them has taken the task of making sure all the links on a page are correct, all images are accessable, and that dynamicly generated pages match an existing HTML file.

      I don't know if other people will require such tests, but this is the direction we're heading toward at this point.

      • Any of that code he'd like to feed back, I'll be glad to take it. I'd love to have a "check this page" bot included with the Mech distro.


  • Brian Ingerson's Test::FIT [] module has been my "most useful module" recently. The ability to provide a browser-based summary of test results has got my managers yelling for more. I've set up a cronjob which runs a large suite of tests of the company's website continuously (using WWW::Mech []) and the managers get a page of green squares if all is well or red or yellow squares if something breaks. They love it and thus keep paying me to add more tests. (Lots of pretty colours.) Quite coincidentally (:^) the te