[occi-wg] Test suite for OCCI

Gary Mazz garymazzaferro at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 21:36:29 CDT 2009

Good idea to get his process started now.

There has been work done in this area by Anna Liu, Associate Professor 
at University of New South Wales School of Computer Science.

Here is a link to th itnews article covering the work:


Sam Johnston wrote:
> Morning all,
> Last for tonight I promise... I (well, and a bunch of people much 
> smarter than myself) figure the best way to make sure that 
> implementations are interoperable is to develop a comprehensive test 
> suite from the specification. Accordingly I've been looking at the 
> various options and having written the earlier reference 
> implementation in Python (for Google App Engine) I figure PyUnit is as 
> good a candidate as ever. It helps that virtually all systems have 
> python either preinstalled or at least available for download nowadays 
> and that there's a Google App Engine harness for it (gaeunit.py 
> <http://code.google.com/p/gaeunit/>). This should allow anyone 
> (including end users) to point it at their implementations and test 
> compliance without having to download anything. I say "should" because 
> I'm not sure if GAE supports custom HTTP methods yet (e.g. PUT, 
> OPTIONS and more obscure ones like COPY and MOVE), but I'll soon find out.
> Before I spend too much more time looking into this I wanted to give 
> you all an opportunity to comment, particularly if you have better 
> ideas? Do any of you think this (and test suites in general) are a 
> particularly good or bad idea?
> Sam
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