I was working on a couple of pure XQuery projects that needed unit testing. While I could have integrated with JUnit or another existing framework, I really wanted something simple that I could run directly from cq. Hence XQUT.
XQUT will usually be invoked like this:
The cq app server should point to the code you are testing,
so that your test suite can import libraries. The eval root is
different: it is the location of the XQUT code, so that you only need
one copy of XQUT. The external variable
SUITE is an XML
test suite. A simple test suite might look like this:
The XML is fairly simple. Under the root
element we have one or more
unit elements, each
representing a test. The test XQuery can be defined as the lexical
value of the element, or as its
expr child. The result
can be defined by a
result attribute or element.
For more sophisticated tests, you can
xsi:type attributes and sequences
result elements. You can also use an
environment element to import libraries, define
variables, and define namespace prefixes. If you
setup elements, these will be evaluated before any
tests. The test
suite for XQUT itself contains more examples.