Sample application

The sample application WebTTY was written to illustrate the usage of the TestApe unit test framework when testing native Linux applications.

The WebTTY package allows any Linux terminal processes to be controlled in a text area HTML element on a webpage. The output from the server process is collected on server side, and is send to a text area element. Keypresses in textarea are collected on client side and send to the server process. WebTTY uses AJAX/DHTML patterns to achieve in-page updates without refreshing the entire page.

The package was developed to illustrate unit testing with the TestApe framework. It turned out to be a very useful demo application.

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WebTTY is licensed under the GNU GPL license and any improvements to the package will be greatly appreciated.

Some much needed improvements just of the top of my head are given below:

- Better cross browser support. No reason this should not work in Opera, Konqueror etc. On this site only 23% of the visitors use IE so this issue is very important.

Patches can be submitted by email here (


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New beta version is now available for download.


TestApe Release 880 available, Dec 3rd 2011

New is this release are support for floating point validations and function mocking. Also, MinGW has been added to the list of supported platforms.


Forum change, Mar 27th 2011

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TestApe beta release available, Sep 27th 2011

TestApe can now be used with MinGW GCC on windows. Also supported in this beta are floating point types in validations or when mocking functions


IPad update for WebTTY, May 15th 2011

A small fix for webtty scripts, to allow the usage from Apple IPads. Tab on textarea to bring up IPad keyboard - you may have to scroll webpage beneath keyboard, in order to actually see what you're typing.

TestApe Release 791 available, Apr 2nd 2010

This release contains a new flexible mocking system with default mocks automatically generated for unresolved functions. Installation packages are available for GCC/Linux, GCC/CygWin as well Visual Studio 2009/Windows XP or Vista.