Edition


It can be really interesting to know who has created or updated a specific test case (especially when working with a team). NBi has defined a few elements to help you to achieve this. Naturally these elements are facilitative.

Creation

To specify who is the original author of a specific test-case you can use the xml element named edition and its attribute author.

<test name="test's name" uid="0001">
<edition author="Cédric L. Charlier"/>
<system-under-test>
...
</system-under-test>
<assert>
<exists/>
</assert>
</test>

Updates

You can also specify who has updated the test and when. For this add an inner xml element named update to your xml element edition. This new xml element has two attributes, the first one, contributor, let your record the name of the updater and the second one, timestamp, let you specify when it has been updated.

<test name="test's name" uid="0001">
<edition author="Cédric L. Charlier">
<update contributor="Your co-worker" timestamp="2012-10-16T09:55:00"/>
<update contributor="Cédric L. Charlier" timestamp="2013-02-16T17:11:16"/>
</edition>
<system-under-test>
...
</system-under-test>
<assert>
<exists/>
</assert>
</test>

Note that the format of the timestamp attribute is DateTime and this should be expressed with the format YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:SS according to xml standards

At runtime

Currently, NBi doesn’t care about these elements at runtime but in the future we hope to be able to define a few categories based on them.