[TIP] Pre-empting Fixture execution in Django with nosetests.
scherrey at proteus-tech.com
Tue Sep 23 01:06:30 PDT 2008
Here's a fun one for you testing gurus! I have a Django app that uses an
irc server to communicate events to a system. My models utilize the django
model save signal to post an irc message when something is updated. For unit
testing I've been able to monkey-patch the IRC connection object no problem
and everything's dandy. However, most of the tests require fixture objects
so a certain state is established prior to each test. Since fixtures get
loaded prior to my unit test code getting loaded the monkey-patching hasn't
occurred yet and the save signal for the fixture model objects is causing
the system to attempt to talk to a real irc server. According to the Django
documentation I can use settings.TEST_RUNNER to get control of the
fixture/test discovery/execution but this only works for manage.py and is
ignored by nosetests (and its Django plugin).
Appreciate any ideas...
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