[Pdx-pm] ppm repository for Test::WWW::Mechanize
Roderick A. Anderson
raa at mailporter.net
Tue Jul 19 21:37:58 PDT 2005
Andy Lester wrote:
>> I didn't think so and was happy as all get out when I found "your"
>> module. It is exactly what I need.
> You're saying you found Test::WWW::Mechanize, but had you found
> WWW::Mechanize first? What are you trying to do?
I knew of WWW::Mechanize and was reading Damian Conway's article on
"Perl Best Practices" on perl.com with the number 2 BP being write the
tests first. ( I must appologize to all. I am not formally trained in
programming. One class in the late 60's and then a two of three in the
early 80's. Everything from then on has been via the "School of
Reading, Trying, and Asking" so I don't always "get it" right off. )
Anyway I knew of Test::* but never had a reason to use it. Up to this
time I've been coding under fire. You know get it done ... now. I'm
now reviewing my code and trying to clean it up while still dodging
bullets and making some funtionality changes.
Many of the things I write are web based and I test them using the good
old fashion way -- click, type, click, type, click. I needed a method
to consistantly test changes plus formalizing the testing process seems
a good way to know how everything actually ties together.
So I was thinking of how to blend them -- Mechanize and Test::* -- and
found Test::WWW:Mechanize already done. I just assumed I could pick and
choose code samples from the docs without doing a lot of reading.
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