The Test Anything Protocol IETF Working Group

By Curtis Poe
August 21, 2008

For those of you who are Perl or PHP programmers and who also do heavy testing, there's an excellent chance that you've heard of TAP, the Test Anything Protocol. It's easy to implement, easy to parse, and is gaining in popularity. Because it's being implemented so widely, we've decided to form an IETF working group and we need your help.

To join the group, you can sign up for the IETF TAP mailing list. We've created a list of IETF resources to give you some background and the initial proposal discussion is online.

If you're interested in testing and you need a standard, well-defined protocol for your testing needs, feel free to join us. Most of the people on the list are Perl programmers, but many have implemented or used TAP in a variety of other languages. We need your help to understand different testing needs.

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