Test Harness

Every ColdBox application template comes with a nice test harness inside of a tests folder.

Here is a breakdown of what it contains:

  • Application.cfc - A unique application file for your test harness. It should mimic exactly the one in your root application folder

  • resources - Some basic testing resources or any of your own testing resources

  • results - Where automated results are archived

  • runner.cfm - The HTML runner for your test bundles

  • specs - Where you will be writing your testing bundle specs for integration testing, unit testing and module testing.

  • test.xml - Your ANT runner


The Application.cfc for your tests is extremly important as it should mimic your applications real Application.cfc.

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	this.name 				= "ColdBoxTestingSuite" & hash(getCurrentTemplatePath());
	this.sessionManagement 	= true;
	this.sessionTimeout 	= createTimeSpan( 0, 0, 15, 0 );
	this.applicationTimeout = createTimeSpan( 0, 0, 15, 0 );
	this.setClientCookies 	= true;

	// Create testing mapping
	this.mappings[ "/tests" ] = getDirectoryFromPath( getCurrentTemplatePath() );
	// Map back to its root
	rootPath = REReplaceNoCase( this.mappings[ "/tests" ], "tests(\\|/)", "" );
	this.mappings["/root"]   = rootPath;

	public void function onRequestEnd() {

		if( !isNull( application.cbController ) ){

		structDelete( application, "cbController" );
		structDelete( application, "wirebox" );

Please note that we provide already a mapping to your root application via /root and a mapping to the tests themselves via /tests . We would recommend you add any ORM specs here or any other mappings here as well.

Tip: Make sure all the same settings and configs from your root Application.cfc are replicated in your tests Application.cfc

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