[TIP] py.test for distributed blackbox testing using Selenium

Baiju M baiju.m.mail at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 05:25:31 PST 2012

Hi holger,

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 2:29 AM, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> Hi Baiju,
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 22:11 +0530, Baiju M wrote:
>> I was trying to use the xdist plugin for distributed black box testing
>> using Selenium.
>> I have N number of isolated identical app servers (same DB, same
>> configuration etc.).
>> I was following this instruction:
>> http://pytest.org/latest/xdist.html#running-tests-in-a-python-subprocess
>> Each test should connect to the above mentioned distinct app servers. What
>> approach would be good in this kind of situation to get the IP& PORT of these
>> servers ?  Should I go for some external queue ?  Or can I do it using a
>> a queue in the same process ?  May some serialization of this app server
>> detailes (IP&PORT) would be sufficient ?
>> I am looking to forward to your opinions/suggestions.
> You can extend pytest to send the different nodes different information
> and they can then make sure to provide it to tests or for setup
> purposes.  For an exmaple, look at this acceptance test:
>    https://bitbucket.org/hpk42/pytest-xdist/src/1d2909839e98/testing/acceptance_test.py#cl-159
> to see how information is exchanged between the master and slave nodes.
> If you setup some information/list of port/IPs on the master you
> should be able to use those to send them to the slaves and then
> use them from a pytest_sessionstart() or similar hooks.  Almost
> all hooks have access to the test "config" object which has the
> "slaveinput" attribute on slaves.

I tried to use "pytest_configure_node' with some "funcarg".
But I couldn't provide distinct values to slaves:

I was using "browser" (Selenium WebDriver object) funcarg for existing
test cases.
So, I tried to combine these things.

Here is my code:

I am always getting the same browser.

May be I am missing something.

Baiju M

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