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Freeside Test Suite

Overview

Freeside now has a small automated test suite, consisting of:

  • a database image in a known state, containing randomly generated customers and services
  • a script of URLs to load from the web server
  • reference copies of those pages
  • some simple tools to load the database image, fetch the URLs, and compare them to the reference copies

Currently the tests cover only a small, commonly used subset of the UI, and a relatively simple billing setup.

Running the tests

"freeside-test-run" is the main test script. Currently there's only one test plan, "ui_tests". freeside-test-run will:

  • download all the URLs listed in the test plan into a directory in /tmp
  • compare them to the reference versions with "diff -ur"
  • write the output to "freeside_test.YYYYMMDD.diff"

The raw output directory will not be deleted, so you can examine the results yourself.

If you want to do anything with the database besides compare the test results to reference, run "freeside-test-start" by hand first. This will create a database with the test image and start Apache with a fake time of one day after the last bill. If there's an existing Freeside database, it will be renamed to "freeside_YYYYMMDD" (the current date).

To put the existing database back in place, run "freeside-test-stop", then restart Apache and any Freeside services.

Updating the reference pages

The simplest way to update the reference copies of the test pages is

bin/freeside-test-start
bin/freeside-test-fetch -d ./share/output

(from the FS-Test source directory). If you're installing from a git repo, this will overwrite the working tree with the newly downloaded test pages. You can then use "git diff" to examine your changes and "git commit" to commit them when you're done.

Adding new tests

For UI tests, add the URL, minus the "http://hostname/freeside" prefix, to share/ui_tests. Then run freeside-test-fetch to get the reference output of the test and copy it to share/output (and add that file to git).

When adding any new test, make sure to run it twice on the same database and code version to detect random or time-sensitive variations. These will throw false alerts when anyone else uses your test, so you'll need to suppress them somehow.

What's in the test database

Two hundred customers with random nonsensical U.S. addresses. One third have automatic checking, the rest have credit cards. 10% of the customers have separate billing and service addresses.

Four package definitions (plus the unique "system domain"): annual domain, monthly prorated account, monthly prorated broadband service, monthly phone. Each package has one service except the phone package, which has a quantity limit of 4. The two monthly prorated packages have setup fees.

Each customer has three of the four packages, started over the period from 2015-08-01 to 2016-03-01. Each package has a service configured (with a random username, domain name, phone number, or IP address). Customers were invoiced on the first day of each month during that period.

There's a billing event to run automatic credit card billing on eligible invoices. The configured gateway is Business::OnlinePayment::Dummy, which returns success for everything, so customers with credit cards will be fully paid.

One user with unlimited access. Username "test", password "test".

There are no cancellations or suspensions, no credits, no taxes, no refunds, no discounts, no exports, and no RT tickets. All of this stuff lies in the bright shining future.

If you modify the test database, be sure to update this section also. Also update the company name to "Freeside Test X.Y.Z" where X.Y is the Freeside version number and Z is the test database version number, and set the same value in freeside-test-start so that old test databases aren't used by mistake.

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