Music Example With Errors

In this example we describe a music player as if we were operating it. This is an intentionally corrupted version of the MusicExample that shows how various errors are reported.

We'll write the remainder of this page as if it were describing stories for the music player. We'll use italics when we want to point out features of the framework. You might as well run the example now before you continue reading.

Browsing Music

The music browser starts up looking at the whole library of songs. We specify the library (an advanced feature) so that we know what we are talking about in this document.

enter library Source/eg/music/Music.txt
check total songs 36 expected
37 actual

This is a the file that library reads. It is tab separated text. Try downloading it and looking at it with a spreadsheet. http:Release/Source/eg/music/Music.txt

We can pick songs and see details of our selection as we go.

enter select 1
check title Akila
check artist Toure Kunda
enter select 2
check title American Tango
check artist Weather Report
check album Mysterious Traveller
check year 1975 expected
1974 actual
check time 3.70
check track 2 of 7

ActionFixture interprets the words in the first column. The check action leads to a comparison of expected values from the table with actual values from the music program.

Playing Music

Once we've picked a song, we can play it. We can continue operating the Brower while music is playing. time split
press play   04:51:49 1.2
check status loading 04:51:51  
pause 2   04:51:51 2.0
check status playing expected
loading actual
pause 2   04:51:53 2.0
check status playing 04:51:55  
check time 3.70 04:51:55  
press pause   04:51:55 1.2
check status pause 04:51:56  
check remaining 3.66 04:51:56  
pause 60   04:51:56 60.0
check remaining 3.66 04:52:56  
press play   04:52:56 1.2
check status playing 04:52:57  
pause 60   04:52:57 60.0
check remaining 2.66 04:53:57  
await play complete   04:53:57 159.3
check status ready 04:56:36  

The RealtimeActionFixture is a Fixture that adds actions having to do with realtime operation of the music player. We start by pressing play and then waiting for the status to show that it is playing. This music takes 2.5 seconds to start playing so it still says loading after our 2 second pause.

Warning: Don't confuse the pause action with the pause button. The pause action appears in column one where it is interpreted by the Simulator as if the user hesitates for a specified number of seconds. The pause button is a button on the music player part of the Browser screen. The press action activates the pause button which causes the currently playing song to stop temporarily.

Searching for Music

There are buttons on the browser to find more songs like the one we have picked.

We can find songs related in different ways. Each new way produces a (possibly) different list of songs. Show all restores the display to the initial conditions. time split
press show all   04:56:36 1.2
check selected songs 37 04:56:37  
enter select 3 04:56:37  
check artist James Taylor 04:56:38  
press same artist   04:56:38 1.2
check selected songs 5 04:56:39  

We left out the await actions so we are mashing buttons every second or so, faster than the searches complete. We're still getting the music we wanted because the search routines don't yet do a very good job of simulating being slow.

Yielding the display:
title artist album year time() track()
Handy Man James Taylor JT 1977 3.30 7 of 12
Scarlet Woman missing Weather Report Mysterious Traveller 1974 5.72 6 of 7
Sailing To Philadelphia James Taylor October Rose 2000 expected
2001 actual
5.47 3 of 3
Ananas James Taylor Hourglass 1997 5.73 5 of 13
Another Gray Morning missing James Taylor JT 1977 2.73 4 of 12
Another Grey Morning surplus James Taylor JT 1977 2.73 4 of 12
Copperline surplus James Taylor New Moon Shine 1991 4.37 1 of 12

The song Scarlet Woman is marked as missing because our search did not return this row. It really is missing, and rightfully so, because it isn't a James Taylor song.

The song Another Gray Morning is marked as missing because there is no song spelt that way in the result set. When left hand columns (the keys) disagree then we don't get a chance to compare the remaining columns.

The song Copperline wasn't expected in the result set so it is marked as surplus. The framework adds all the surplus songs to the table so that they can be seen. The show up with printing in light gray as a reminder that they are not a part of the original document.

This completes the MusicExample.

Now we consider some degenerate cases just to be sure that they work. Suppose we did not uniquely identify rows. We have two songs from JT. What happens when there are surplus (only one expected) ? When there are missing (three expelcted)?
album genre
October Rose Pop
Hourglass Pop
New Moon Shine Pop
JT Pop
JT surplus Pop
album genre
JT Pop
October Rose Pop
JT Pop
Hourglass Pop
JT missing Pop
New Moon Shine Pop

We've run quite a few test. We'll call up one more Fixture that will add a summary to the end of our document.

counts 54 right, 10 wrong, 0 ignored, 0 exceptions
input file /Users/ward/Documents/Java/fit/Release/Documents/MusicExampleWithErrors.html
input update Mon Sep 15 16:47:25 PDT 2003
output file /Users/ward/Documents/Java/fit/Release/Reports/MusicExampleWithErrors.html
run date Mon Sep 15 16:51:49 PDT 2003
run elapsed time 0:00.67

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Last edited April 21, 2003