External dependent tests in gecko and gaia

Jared Hirsch 6a68 at mozilla.com
Fri Aug 15 13:00:32 PDT 2014

Hey Edwin,

From my perspective (building service-connected Gaia apps), this proposal makes sense: we should give developers the option of testing against real servers.

However, I think the proposal would be improved if it described the tradeoffs of the mock server and real server approaches, so that developers without much service testing experience could understand the pros and cons of each. (We can discuss those details in another thread, though.)



On Aug 13, 2014, at 9:21 AM, Edwin Wong <edwong at mozilla.com> wrote:

> Hi dev-platform,
> TL;DR - Cloud Services and Quality Engineering would like to propose the creation of a directory named “external" in gecko and gaia repos for externally dependent tests.  
> This enables features married to Cloud Services such as Loop, FindMyDevice, FirefoxAccounts, and Sync to have centralized tests that can be run locally or on other continuous integration systems. These tests would live in this "external” directory along side existing tests (so they live together). These will be run and sheriffed independently from the main tests.  Reviews would be governed by modules and feature teams. 
> More detail:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/External_Tests
> Cheers,
> Edwin Wong
> Cloud Services QE Manager
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