Gauge (software)

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Gauge
Developer(s)Thoughtworks, Inc.
Stable release
1.0.4
Written inGo
Operating systemPlatform-independent
TypeTest automation tool
LicenseGPL
Websitegauge.org

Gauge is a light weight cross-platform test automation tool. It uses markdown to author test cases and scenarios. Its modular architecture makes it flexible and scalable.

Markdown[edit]

Gauge specifications[1] are written in the business language. For example,

Find movies playing near me
===========================

The System Under Test in this example is a web application to find and book movie tickets

Search for movies
-----------------

* Specify location as "Bangalore"
* Search for movie "Star Wars"
* Verify that "INOX" is playing "Star Wars" at "7:30 pm"

Book movie ticket
-----------------

* Sign up with email address <user@gmail.com>
* Complete the verification
* Select location as "Bangalore", the movie "Star Wars" and "3" seats
* Confirm and pay
* Verify the "e-ticket" has been sent to the registered email.

This Gauge specification describes a feature of the System Under Test. The scenarios[2] Search for movies and Book movie ticket represent a flow in this specification. Steps[3] are executable parts of a specification.

Test Code[edit]

Specifications in Markdown abstracts code behind the steps.

For example, the step Specify location as "Bangalore" implementation in Java would look like

// This Method can be written in any java class as long as it is in classpath.

public class StepImplementation {
   @Step("Specify location as <location>")
   public void helloWorld(String location) {
       // Step implementation
   }
}

Gauge has Support for writing test code in

The Community contributed language runners are

Execution[edit]

Gauge tests can be executed from the command line[4] or the supported IDEs.[5]

The default command gauge specs run the tests sequentially.

The command gauge -p specs will execute the tests in Parallel.

Reports[edit]

Gauge gives comprehensive test reports[6] that provides the required details of a given run.

IDE support[edit]

Gauge's IDE support[5] helps to write and maintain the test suite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Start – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Long Start – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Long Start – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Using Gauge – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Using Gauge – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Reports – Gauge 0.8.3 documentation". Retrieved April 28, 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website