Posts Tagged ‘Wabash’

Wabash Notes

Posted: April 18, 2011 in Android, Java
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So Wabash is this set of ant scripts that I have been working on to support BDD and test instrumentation and some beginning MonkeyRunner stuff. The last set of steps is to switch to using the DroidDoclet the same one used by the android project.

This way I can combine different documents from child projects right in the same min-doc website along with the codeqa in a consistent manner. Plus for those projects where we might have jsdocs from webview and doxygen docs of C++ code makes it easy to incorporate that as well.

And than the final pain in the rear getting library project builds to work whereas the library project compiles first than the parent project.



Posted: March 22, 2011 in Android, Java
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Here is what the WabashDashboard looks like:

It was kept simple without use of grails-groovy, django, etc as wanted developers to be able to use it on laptops as well as desktops. I just used some effective iframes to make it real damn easy in operation.

The last part of Wabash to add is the ability to execute MonkeyRunner python scripts. Basically Monkeyrunner allows you to install the app and feed mocked user input to app and take screenshots and also install the android test project for the app as well within the same script and run tests.


If you attempt to use the ant scripts in android sdk  you will end up with a blank non-existent emma html report. Apparently you need to change the location of the coverage.em file in the emma report ask as its not in the test project folder.

I now the iphone dev tools are worse but damn it do we need to invent an effing Android drinking game to make the effing point, here?  Any time the supplied ant scripts in the andorid sdk are wrong take  a drink.

Okay, now that is fixed I need to add emma reports to the TDD/jvm tests in Wabash.

Wabash Progress

Posted: March 19, 2011 in Android, Java
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Most of the feature set is in including support for webkit projects, Native C, etc so that you can use an ant buildscript set with most of the stuff already in place. The last step is the dashboard and I have some interesting choices.

I could choose Groovy Jetty, Grails, RoR, TurboGears, Django, Symfony, etc. But at this point since I will be making use of Android SDK monkeyrunner which is in python, it makes sense to go with a python base such as Django or TurboGears. Than if I virtualenv and virtualenv wrap it makes it real damn easy to keep environments straight while at the same time having the dashboard live a a child project right in the app project directory which means it can serve a double purpose of being the project notes.

Later on I may make a refactoring of the ant stuff into python modules but for right now is very good progress as I will have a 0.0.1 release that only took 7 days of dev time while I was doing other stuff, not bad. For those poking around in Wabash, the Checkstyle, PMD, and config) files are 85% finished and you are welcomed to downloading them and re-purposing them. For beginners wait until I have a good set of instructions.



Posted: March 16, 2011 in Android, Java
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The Wabash Dashboard:

Its not very pretty yet and I have to polish some of the reports but both TDD and BDD within the same build system(Wabash) and even some analysis of javascript in the assets folder. You cannot really go fast agile unless your tools work along-side the development workflow. In my case since I am using Eclipse and Robolectric style tests cannot be run from Eclipse, I needed a build tool that could be run from the command line and allow me to switch from TDD to BDD and back without a lot of manual work in the development process.

Seemed better use of my time than spending time preparing free project prototype estimates to certain Chicago MBA startup idiots(Not that all Chicago MBA and startups are idiots, just the ones attempting to get free work form me). Best part is that due to its adherence to portability, you can use it on a 2-cpu core laptop as I avoid hooking into Maven, Hudson-CI(Jenkins_CI), etc to make sure that I can use it on a laptop anywhere.