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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 6 years ago
  • Total downloads: 103
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win2003, Win2000, Win Vista, Windows 7
  • Publisher: UISpec4J Team (1 other programs)
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UISpec4J is an Open Source functional and/or unit testing library for Swing-based Java applications, built on top of JUnit and TestNG.

UISpec4J is an Open Source functional and/or unit testing library for Swing-based Java applications, built on top of JUnit and TestNG.

If you are writing a Swing application, you will appreciate UISpec4J above all for its simplicity: UISpec4J's APIs are designed to hide as much as possible the complexity of Swing, resulting in easy to write and easy to read test scripts. This is especially true when comparing UISpec4J tests with those produced using Swing or low-level, event-based testing libraries.

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General mechanisms

* API designed for readability: our APIs are designed to make the test scripts as close as possible to human-readable text. We avoid complex language construct such as casts or anonymous classes, and try to use data structures well suited to the data to be checked (indented ASCII for checking the hierarchical contents of a Tree, two-dimensional arrays for checking the contents of a Table, etc.).
* Smart component search: the framework makes it possible to find UI components without requiring that the developers assign names to all of them. For instance, it is possible to find heavyweight components such as trees or tables without specifying any name, and it is possible to retrieve components such as buttons or check boxes using their displayed labels.
* Rely on displayed information only: the library checks the labels displayed by components such as tables, trees or lists, instead of the string representation of their internal model data. To achieve this, the UI components check the values shown by the Swing component renderers.
* Invisible execution: the framework does not require that the GUI be visible when the tests are being run.
* No modifications needed in production code - you do not need to ship UISpec4J's JAR with your deliverable product, and GUI tests can be written without needing to adapt your application design.
* Extensibility: you can add your own custom UISpec4J components to the library, for instance to support third-party Swing components (see here).

Specific features

* Smart color specification: colors are specified either with a string representation (in hexadecimal format, as in HTML), or with a human-readable name which is an approximation of the color - for instance, AA1100 is still "red".


* Provides support for Swing components, and not older AWT ones
* Cannot test icons, mostly because there is no simple way to test icons for equality
* Cannot test focus management - the focus system does not seem to work when the components are not displayed.
* No specific support for Java2D
* No support for pure headless modes - even though UISpec4J tests run without displaying the GUI, we still need a valid graphics toolkit available on the computer.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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