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Project Description

ECL Watch is a web based application provided by HPCC Systems that allows end users to manage and monitor their cluster workload. Among its several capabilities, ECL Watch supports management and monitoring of workunits, files, queries and even user access to the cluster. One example of such interface can be accessed here:

Such a critical component of the HPCC Systems stack requires extensive testing whenever a change is made to its source code or a new feature is provided. Therefore, the objective of this project is to develop test cases for the ECL Watch API that can be automated via a command line test suite.

A preliminary test framework for functional testing is already available but requires further development and the inclusion of performance testing.

If you are interested in this project, please contact

Completion of this project involves:

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By the mid term review we would expect you to have:

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Gordon Smith 

Backup Mentor: Chris Lo

Skills needed
  • Unix Shell, Python and PowerShell
  • API testing
  • Ability to build and test the HPCC system (guidance will be provided).
  • Ability to write test code. Knowledge of ECL is not a requirement since it should be possible to re-use existing code with minimal changes for this purpose. Links are provided below to our ECL training documentation and online courses should you wish to become familiar with the ECL  language.
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