[TIP] system testing with Python
graffatcolmingov at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 11:29:31 PST 2014
So long as we're recommending shell frameworks for testing, my former
coworker has an excellent one: https://github.com/rylnd/shpec It
emulates rspec's syntax (if that's something you appreciate)
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> If you’re working with shell commands, a shell framework might be easier to use than something based on Python. I use shunit2 for testing virtualenvwrapper, for example.
> On Jan 26, 2014, at 1:43 PM, Alfredo Deza <alfredo at deza.pe> wrote:
>> I am searching for something in Python that will help in system testing. That is, run a command (or a few of them) and allow
>> assertions on output or on exit status.
>> I’m well aware though that I can do a few calls to subprocess and then inspect stdout/stderr for a match or check the exit status
>> with that same object, but I was wondering if there is something out there that might help here.
>> The use case is for tests that are done on a storage cluster, so several machines are brought up and a few commands are sent to the cluster with certain expectations, although most of the time we are looking for a non-zero exit status.
>> I love py.test, so a plugin for it would be nice, although I wouldn’t mind looking at other things that might help with this kind of testing.
>> Any ideas or example would be great!
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