[xsl] ANN: XSLTunit

Subject: [xsl] ANN: XSLTunit
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 12:34:42 +0200
I am happy to announce XSLTunit [1] 0.1, the alpha release of an open
source framework to do unit testing of XSLT templates ala Junit.

The idea came to me following the wonderful XP (eXtreme Programming)
workshop by Robert Martin and James Grenning at SD West 2001 and was
encouraged by a discussion with Ron Jeffries after his presentation with
Chet Hendricksen about "test first programming".

This should be considered as an alpha release, but having used XSLTunit
during the development of... XSLTunit, I can say that it has already
been quite helpful.

XSLTunit is also something I needed to carry forward the development of
examplotron [2]: the examplotron compiler implemented as a XSLT
transformation needs a bit of refactoring that is scary to perform
without unit tests.

There might be other links between these two projects that might seem
independent since it could be interesting to assert in a XSLT unit test
that a result tree fragment is a valid examplotron instance.

One of my other purposes with this publication is to show that the XP
approach can be used to develop XSLT transformations.


Eric van der Vlist

[1] http://xsltunit.org/
[2] http://examplotron.org/
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