My junit setup creates a database with all its tables and basic
schema and then all of the cayenne-related tests operate on that
temporary db. It is pretty much like cayenne junit tests before the
move to maven, but a bit simpler. The junit tests are started when a
developer wants to and periodically on our development server. It
tests everything with both PostgreSQL and Derby.
Why do you want all of that mocking stuff?
On Sep 5, 2007, at 17:10, Mike Kienenberger wrote:
> There's a few different ways to look at this.
> It's true that Cayenne doesn't easily support application unit
> However, I'm not sure it's entirely appropriate to do so.
> What I do is use a DAO pattern for my database operations. Then I
> mock up a DAO rather than the entire database layer. It's far easier
> to mock up "myTestingDAO.findUserByUserName()" than to mock up
> SelectQuery, DataNode, DataMap, DataContext, etc.
> I haven't quite reached this point in all of my projects, but my goal
> is to generate Interfaces for each of my Entities. If I have a User
> entity, then I create a User interface and use that exclusively
> outside of my DAO. The DAO returns User interface objects rather
> than User data objects.
> This then allows me to create a MockUser simply by implementing the
> User interface. For projects where I don't have entity interfaces,
> I subclass the User DataObject instead. This isn't quite as clean or
> workable, but it does help so long as you override every method.
> For creating Mock objects, I use the cayenne code generator the same
> way I use it for the DataObjects.
> I'm finding that there are still some places where integration testing
> is necessary to catch problems. In Cayenne 1.1.4, I've had an issue
> where I tried to create a local copy of a modified or a transient
> object and then commit an object with a relationship to it -- those
> kinds of problems can only be detected when using the real database
> layer unless your mock layer knows the quirks.
> On 9/4/07, Marcin Skladaniec (JIRA) <de..ayenne.apache.org> wrote:
>> Simplify (junit) testing in cayenne
>> Key: CAY-862
>> URL: https://issues.apache.org/cayenne/browse/
>> Project: Cayenne
>> Issue Type: New Feature
>> Components: Cayenne Core Library
>> Affects Versions: 3.0
>> Environment: All
>> Reporter: Marcin Skladaniec
>> Assignee: Andrus Adamchik
>> Junit tests are becoming very important once the project reaches a
>> certain point. Cayenne has dozens of junit tests but writing a
>> junit test for cayenne based application is not easy at all.
>> For me the main trouble is when there is no need to fetch or
>> commit something (like testing GUI or lifecycle events). I tried
>> to reproduce the tests found in cayenne,but always ended up with
>> problems with mocking up the context, datachannel,
>> entityResolver, altering the configuration to point to different
>> db etc.
>> To solve that my idea was that one might specify a package in the
>> CayenneModeler, this package will than be populated with generated
>> a set of _MockupXXX extends XXX (like _MockupArtist extends
>> Artist, _MockupPainting extends Painting etc.) and a
>> MockupDataContext etc. There could be a second set of
>> _MockupEntities for ROP client.
>> Another thing is to specify the testing environment with ease. I
>> think there should be also a possibility to create a "testing"
>> DataNode pointing to a different database than deployment, and for
>> the DataMap could be related to the real or testing DataNode at
>> the same time. To choose the testing environment a system param
>> like -Dcayenne.testing=TRUE could be utilised.
>> I might have missed something here: is there a simply way of
>> having two DataNodes for one DataMap ?
>> I think that simplified testcase writing feature would be a great
>> advantage for Cayenne over any other ORM.
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