[IPython-dev] bug in html notebook in latest version?
Tue Oct 23 11:42:09 CDT 2012
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Matthias BUSSONNIER
>> I hate to say this, b/c I'm not the one writing much JS code and I
>> don't want to sound like a grouch, but I'd like to ask everyone
>> working on JS to tackle the testing problem as a very high priority
>> question and to consider a moratorium on major new work until we sort
>> it out. For years the old IPython codebase started without tests, and
>> that started to slowly paralize and kill the project. Eventually we
>> bit the bullet and developed a testing machinery that, while ugly at
>> the beginning, got us moving. And over time, that machinery has
>> gradually gotten better and better, and today on the core code we
>> actually do have decent testing (not perfect, but not terrible
>> I am growing increasingly worried about more and more JS code without
>> tests and I fear we're going in the same direction here.
>> I am NOT trying to slow down development or boss anyone around, but we
>> really need to take this problem seriously, or the whole project will
> I think our current JS architecture is not designed for good testing.
> I'll will try to come up with an IPEP, but for the basic, we should:
> make use of `require` and have a more MVC approach.
> -> it will allow to have model testing on server-side with node for example.
Do you have thoughts on the best implementation of "require"?
> A fist step would be a phantom/casper js that load demo notebook, run all, save.
> Compare saved versions.
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Brian E. Granger
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