Monday, September 24, 2012

O'Reilly Media book: Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook

Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook - O'Reilly Media

Is there any sexier topic in software development than software testing? That is, besides game programming, 3D graphics, audio, high-performance clustering, cool websites, et cetera? Okay, so software testing is low on the list. And that's unfortunate, because good software testing can increase your productivity, improve your designs, raise your quality, ease your maintenance burdens, and help to satisfy your customers, coworkers, and managers. […]

In chapter 7 ("Testing Web Sites") the book has a rather nice example on recording a web-surfing session, that creates a perl script to replay that session: "Record and Play Back Browsing Sessions". But  they say, there is trouble with HTTP::Recorder as of the time of writing of that book – and it still does not really work for me. How bad. Nice but unusable.

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