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Testharness for use in a distributed environment Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014796D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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Andrew Couchman


The overall problem is a requirement for a test harness to test parts of Java(*) which are designed to run in distributed environments. Such a test will consist of at least two separate programs that communicate with each other. There is however no limit to the number of programs that a test may consist of. The most important parts of the specification for such a test harness are as follows: must be written in a platform independent language (such as Java) that can run on all the platforms Java can run on has the ability to start up any number of programs has a daemon program running on the machines upon which tests will be run which, once started, will remain in a suitable state to run tests, until it is stopped. This program must not be affected by the success or failure of one particular test. can detect a failure during the startup or running of any one of the programs