EUnit – Lightweight Unit Testing For Erlang

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It is generally agreed that test-driven development with unit testing
is a Good Thing. However, this requires that tests are easy to write,
and that running the tests is simple and quick and results are presented concisely, to make the feedback loop as short as possible.
When programming in Erlang, the EUnit framework provides you with all
you need to do unit testing with minimal effort.


EUnit takes inspiration from the JUnit family of unit testing
frameworks, but since Erlang is not an Object  Oriented language, the
techniques are a bit different. EUnit uses a very compact functional style,  with direct support for concurrency, timeouts, fixtures, shell
commands, and much more. This talk will provide an introduction to
EUnit, Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development.

Speakers:

  • Richard Carlsson


    Richard Carlsson has been deeply involved with Erlang since the mid-nineties. He was one of the original members of the High-Performance Erlang group at Uppsala University, and has contributed to many parts of the standard libraries, the Erlang compiler, runtime system, and the language itself. Among other things, he is the author of Erlang's 'EDoc' documentation system and the 'EUnit' unit testing framework.

    After spending the last three years first at Virtutech  and then at IAR Systems, he is now joining Kreditor to work full time with Erlang again. He holds a black belt in Karate, but nowadays practices mostly Aikido when he can find the time. He is generally too busy thinking up new stuff to ever finish his PhD.Richard Carlsson has been deeply involved with Erlang since the mid-nineties. He was one of the original members of the High-Performance Erlang group at Uppsala University, and has contributed to many parts of the standard libraries, the Erlang compiler, runtime system, and the language itself. Among other things, he is the author of Erlang's 'EDoc' documentation system and the 'EUnit' unit testing framework.
    After spending the last three years first at Virtutech  and then at IAR Systems, he is now joining Kreditor to work full time with Erlang again. He holds a black belt in Karate, but nowadays practices mostly Aikido when he can find the time. He is generally too busy thinking up new stuff to ever finish his PhD.

    Richard Carlsson
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Posted on June 23, 2008

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