Test Driven Database Development tutorial
Monday, July 19
Questions? Please use the comment box on the tutorial description page.
Attendees should have PostgreSQL 8.4 + contribs installed. Contribs are usually included with binary distributions.
Attendees should also have Perl (Windows users grab Strawberry Perl) and Test::Harness 3.0 or higher: To install from CPAN:
And finally, attendees should download and install pgTAP 0.24. Be sure to install it into a schema named “tap”:
make TAPSCHEMA=tap make install make installcheck
Now, assuming that PostgreSQL is running, create the database and add pgTAP to it:
createdb flipr createlang plpgsql flipr psql -d flipr -f pgtap.sql
Note that you might have to use
-U postgres to connect to PostgreSQL as the super user:
createdb -U postgres flipr createlang -U postgres plpgsql flipr psql -U postgres -d flipr -f pgtap.sql
If such is the case for you, you will also need to use
-U postgres with
pg_prove in the exercises during the presentation.
PGXS (the PostgreSQL extension build-system) is mainly a Unix build environment. Fortunately, pgTAP requires no C building on 8.4, so installing it should be pretty easy if you’ve already got Perl installed. So if you know where your PostgreSQL install is (probably something like
"%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL-8.4), you should be able to install pgTAP like this (updated by David Hancock to get the DOS batch syntax working; using Strawberry Perl):
cd c:\wherever\you\put\tap24 copy pgtap.sql.in pgtap.sql perl.exe -pi.bak -e "s/TAPSCHEMA/tap/g" pgtap.sql perl.exe -pi.bak -e "s/__OS__/win32/g" pgtap.sql perl.exe -pi.bak -e "s/__VERSION__/0.24/g" pgtap.sql perl.exe -pi.bak -e "s/^-- ## //g" pgtap.sql copy pgtap.sql "%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL\8.4\share" call pl2bat bin/pg_prove copy pg_prove.bat "%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL\8.4\bin\"
Essentially, we’re just copying
pgtap.sql, and then changing “TAPSCHEMA” to “tap”,
__OS__ to “win32”, and
__VERSION__ to “0.24”, and then removing the all instances of "— ## " from the beginning of lines. Then it gets copied to the
share directory under you PostgreSQL install.
After that, we use the
pl2bat.bat program that should be included with your install of Perl to convert
pg_prove to a
.bat file, and then install that. If you want, you can put it somewhere else so that it’s in your
%PATH%, or else add the PostgreSQL
bin directory to your
%PATH% — or just use the full path to it to execute it.
Please update this entry with any improvements. It will be used to create permanent permanent instructions to include in the
README. Your feedback will really help with that!
If you’re installing pgTAP on a box with no compiler (for example, if you you’re on Mac OS X and don’t have Xcode installed), you can build and install pgTAP like so:
cd pgtap-0.24 cp pgtap.sql.in pgtap.sql perl -pi.bak -e 's/TAPSCHEMA/tap/g' pgtap.sql perl -pi.bak -e "s/__OS__/`./getos.sh`/g" pgtap.sql perl -pi.bak -e 's/__VERSION__/0.24/g' pgtap.sql perl -pi.bak -e 's/^-- ## //g' pgtap.sql cp pgtap.sql /path/to/pgsql/share/contrib/ cp bin/pg_prove /path/to/pgsql/bin/
The entire presentation, including the Keynote slide deck and all source code examples, are in the presentation GitHub repository. You can clone it with
git clone git://github.com/theory/tddd.git
The files in the can also be fetched from the local network file server:
A shallow git clone is available at:
git clone git://ec2.dagolden.com/git/oscon-tddd.git
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