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Technology :: Adobe Flex :: Agile Methods

Acceptance, Functional & Stress Testing

Daniel Rinehart :: Adobe's David Coletta on Buzzword's Automated Testing Framework :: Notes on David's BFUG talk

David Colleta :: Why roll your own test framework?

Julia Dain :: Flex acceptance testing and continuous integration :: Covers using Selenium with Flex and writing functional tests in Java.

Julia Dain :: Running Selenium Flex tests in a Hudson job

Mykola Dzyuba :: Testing Remote Data Services with FlexUnit

Mykola Dzyuba :: Using FlexUnit for Stress Testing

Stu Stern, interviewed by Jon Rose :: Flex Testing with FlexMonkey

Tools

Borland SIlk :: Functional testing for Flex & AJAX RIAs

Data Services Stress Testing Framework

FlexMonkey :: Allows test writers to easily create FlexUnit tests that include IU interactions - "can record and play back Flex UI interactions, and generates ActionScript-based testing scripts that can easily be included within a continuous integration process"

HP Quicktest Pro :: Can be used to record user session, then run multiple instances for load testing

Microsoft's Web Application Stress Tool

NeoLoad :: Flex load testing

Selenium-RC

RIATest

Ant

Also see our Apach Ant page - links included here are Flex-specific.

Articles

Brian Deitte :: Improving the Flex Ant Tasks :: Adding "arg" support

Brian LeGros :: Continuous Integration with Maven, Flex, Fliunt, and Hudson

Christophe Herreman :: ASdoc Ant Task

Daniel Rinehart :: Automated TestSuite Generation

Daniel Rinehart :: Installing and Configuring Antennae

Darron Schall :: Launching Firefox from ANT on OSX

Darron Schall :: Using Ant With The Flex Library Projects

Douglas McCarroll :: Allurent’s Antennae & an Ant Overview

James Ward :: Reusable Ant Task: Compile Flex If Source Was Updated

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: Continuous Integration with Flex :: Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: Continuous Integration with Flex - a better log parser

Richard Leggett :: Building Version Numbers into SWFs using ANT and SVN

Robi Sen :: Antennae in MyEclipse using Flex 3.0

Theo Hultberg :: Visualizing MXMLC's Link Report :: Use XSL to convert data created with MXMLC's link-report option

Tony Hillerson :: Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA :: A multi-part series on creating a Flex-Cairngorm-LCDS-EJB-MySQL project using Maven, Ant, Cairngen, FlexUnit, and other tools.

Yakov Fain :: Intro to Building and Deploying Flex Applications with Ant

Tools

Antennae :: Ant Templates for Flex Projects

flex2ant :: Run the Flex command-line compiler from Eclipse

FlexAntTasks :: Used with FlexUnit :: See Peter Martin's articles above

Visual FlexUnit :: Includes a modified version of Antennae

Code Coverage

Flexcover

Continuous Integration

Articles

Brian LeGros :: Continuous Integration with Maven, Flex, Fliunt, and Hudson

Constantin Moldovanu :: Using Maven for building Flex enterprise applications

Douglas McCarroll :: Allurent’s Antennae & an Ant Overview

Eric Feminella :: Continuous Integration with Hudson

Joel Spolsky :: The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

Julien Dubois :: Master and Commander

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: Continuous Integration with Flex :: Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: Continuous Integration with Flex - a better log parser

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: CruiseControl on the Mac - modifying the build script to work x-platform

Peter Martin :: Continuous Integration with CruiseControl + FlexUnit + XDoclet2

Robi Sen :: Antennae in MyEclipse using Flex 3.0

Tony Hillerson :: Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA :: A multi-part series on creating a Flex-Cairngorm-LCDS-EJB-MySQL project using Maven, Ant, Cairngen, FlexUnit, and other tools.

Tools

Cruise Control

Hudson

FlexUnit

Articles

Daniel Rinehart :: Asynchronous Testing with FlexUnit

Daniel Rinehart :: Create an application that can use the FlexUnit framework

Daniel Rinehart :: Create an application to run FlexUnit tests

Daniel Rinehart :: New Event Testing Framework in FlexUnit

Daniel Rinehart :: Odd addAsync() behavior when handling asynchronous events

Darron Schall :: How to use FlexUnit with FlexBuilder 2

Douglas McCarroll :: An assertError() Method For FlexUnit

Douglas McCarroll :: Announcing Visual FlexUnit - A Visual Testing Extension for FlexUnit

Douglas McCarroll :: FlexUnit v.85 Documentation Glitches, and a Fix

Eric Feminella :: Flex Unit TestSuiteHelper

Kelly Brown :: Unit Testing with FlexUnit

Mykola Dzyuba :: Testing Remote Data Services with FlexUnit

Mykola Dzyuba :: Using FlexUnit for Stress Testing

Neil Webb :: Unit testing and Test Driven Development (TDD) for Flex and ActionScript 3.0

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: Asyncronous test setup with flexunit

Paul Barnes-Hoggett :: FlexUnit for Cruise Control - XML output

Peter Martin :: FlexUnit + Ant

Peter Martin :: New FlexUnit Ant Task

Steven Webster :: Unit Testing and Test Coverage with Flex

Theo Hultberg :: The Lost FlexUnit Documentation

Tom Sugden :: EventfulTestCase: a FlexUnit extension for testing event dispatching

Tony Hillerson :: Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA :: A multi-part series on creating a Flex-Cairngorm-LCDS-EJB-MySQL project using Maven, Ant, Cairngen, FlexUnit, and other tools.

Community

ActionScript 3 FlexUnit Library mailing list

Tools

FlexUnit Custom Test Runner

FlexUnit

Antennae :: Ant Templates for Flex Projects :: Includes "automated test unit integration with FlexUnit"

FlexAntTasks :: Used with FlexUnit :: See Peter Martin's article

Visual FlexUnit :: "a framework for the testing of components' visual appearance ... enhancing FlexUnit with additional features to support "visual assertions" ... a visual assertion asserts that a component's appearance is identical to a stored baseline image file" :: Also includes a modified version of the Antennae build framework

Also, see the main Tools section below.

Fluint

fluint Home Page

fluint Google Group

dpUint Google Group (fluint was previously named dpUint)

Brian LeGros :: Continuous Integration with Maven, Flex, Fliunt, and Hudson

Michael Labriola :: Automated testing and you, self-help for the Flex developer :: Part 1 :: Part 2

Hudson

Hudson

Brian LeGros :: Continuous Integration with Maven, Flex, Fliunt, and Hudson

Eric Feminella :: Continuous Integration with Hudson

Julia Dain :: Running Selenium Flex tests in a Hudson job

Maven

Articles

Brian LeGros :: Continuous Integration with Maven, Flex, Fliunt, and Hudson

Espen Dalløkken :: Just Blaze… getting started with Blaze DS :: Covers using Maven with a BlazeDS project, includes a sample application.

Jeff Maury :: Maven and Flex Builder tutorial

Tony Hillerson :: Anatomy of an Enterprise Flex RIA :: A nine-part series (at last count) on creating a Flex-Cairngorm-LCDS-EJB-MySQL project using Maven, Ant, Cairngen, FlexUnit, and other tools.

Tools

Flex Mojo :: A collection of maven mojos to allow maven to compile Flex SWF, Flex SWC, Air SWF and Air SWC

FNA :: A set of samples, mavenized flex open source contributions and maven archetypes

maven-blazeds-spring-archetype :: "Maven2 archetype to generate simple project structure that employs flex3, blazeds, spring" :: Creates a single Eclipse project for both Java and Flex

Optimization & Tuning

Theo Hultberg :: Visualizing MXMLC's Link Report :: Use XSL to convert data created with MXMLC's link-report option

Presentations

Alistair McLeod :: Increasing Efficiency And Quality With Flex Automation :: Max 2006 talk

Tools

Antennae :: Ant Templates for Flex Projects

AsUnit :: Open source unit testing framework

Borland SIlk :: Functional testing for Flex & AJAX RIAs

Data Services Stress Testing Framework

dpUInt :: "The digital primates Unit and Integration testing framework for Flex 2 and 3. It is currently an early beta release. Based loosely on the concepts of FlexUnit ... provides enhanced asynchronous support, a graphical test runner, integration with continuous build systems and an optional AIR client for directory watching."

FDS Plugin for Eclipse Web Tools Platform :: Debug Flex and FDS Java in the same project on Tomcat and other non-JRun servlet containers :: Written by Peter Martin

FlashTracer :: Firefox extension for displaying trace() output

Flex2 RIA Visio Stencils :: By digimmersion.com

flex2ant :: Run the Flex command-line compiler from Eclipse

Flex Ant Tasks :: Used with FlexUnit :: See Peter Martin's articles above

FlexUnit

fluint :: "Flex Unit and Integration Testing framework" :: Unlike FlexUnit, which was a straight port of JUnit, this testing framework was designed from the ground up for Flex :: See Fluint section above

Hudson

Mercury Quicktest Pro :: Can be used to record user session, then run multiple instances for load testing

Microsoft's Web Application Stress Tool

Mike Nimer's Debug Component

NeoLoad :: Flex load testing

RIA AppPuncher Debugger :: Debugging Flex to Java Applications

ServiceCapture :: View HTTP traffic, including AMF