Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Running Fitnesse Tests

It is possible to execute a FitNesse page as a test, even when it is not marked as a test. This is a good thing. Say that you have a page that resides at:


You can simply execute that test by appending "?test" to the end of the URL. Likewise, you can execute the page as a suite by placing "?suite" at the end of the URL.

In our project, we have some pages that are common to all tests. In order to prevent those pages being executed as tests, we changed the page property to indicate that they are not tests. However, it is occasionally useful to execute those pages by themselves for debugging purposes. Rather than going through the annoyance of setting the "Test" property and hoping that I remember to clear it, I can just append the magic text to the end of the URL, and I'm off to the races.

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