A recent push at work has been to use TAP everywhere that we need to test something. It's great for a variety of reasons.

  • We are finally trying to test as much as possible.
  • All of the myriad pieces of software, written in a variety of languages, can use the same text-based interface.
  • Anyone in the group can look at the output and understand it.
  • The test results can be read by a single process that parses and displays the results in a uniform fashion.

It's very refreshing to hear C++ programmers talking about TAP.

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TAP is great. I wrote a C++ library and I'm quite happy to use it in my projects. Specially now TAP::Parser is mature it makes for a great testing toolchain.

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