Test database applications declaratively

Light Air is a tool that supports black-box system (integration) tests of database applications for developers in a declarative style.

It strives for intuitive usage and common-sense behavior.

Light Air removes the need to write code to setup database for tests, you simply declare the required state of the database and Light Air sets it up automatically.

Similarly, you declare the expected state of the database at the end of a test and Light Air verifies that it matches the actual database state.

The removal of lengthy, tedious and error prone test code to setup and verify database not only simplifies the tests, but as a result:

  • encourages proper test design (e.g. separate setup for each test), and
  • increases test coverage:
    • it is extremely easy to verify more database columns, so more data gets actually verified,
    • it is easy to write a new test, so more tests get written.

Proceed to motivation to find out more about Light Air.


Light Air project is hosted by Sourceforge.net at Light Air Sourceforge page.

Light Air code is hosted by GitHub at Light Air GitHub page.