[TIP] Functional test framework library for python

Matthew Harelick mharelick at fastmail.fm
Thu May 11 04:52:58 PDT 2017


I think pytest will take care of my needs but I have to get to exploring
it.  I don't need a specialized framework.  pyunit would be fine.  I
need html output, and I am making sure I can find it in a tool before
building it myself.

  Matthew Harelick
  mharelick at fastmail.fm

On Wed, May 10, 2017, at 02:31 PM, Tim Ottinger wrote:
> Rephrase: Why do you feel like you need a specialized framework
> instead of normal python unittest or the like?> 
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM Tim Ottinger
> <tottinge at gmail.com> wrote:>> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 8:44 AM Matthew Harelick
>> <mharelick at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>>   I am sending inputs and validating messages that are received.  I
>>>   am creating the libraries that are connecting to message streams
>>>   for the system  under test.  I need a test control and reporting
>>>   framework hopefully written in python.>> 
>> First off, I would always rather write just about anything in
>> Python too.>> 
>> So, a test would be something like: 
>> 1) Set context for a message (maybe db, file sys, etc?)
>> 2) Send a message
>> 3) Do a set of checks on the result
>> 4) put the context back to normal
>> ? 
>> It seems like one would write a few of these tests in python using
>> whatever library you have for the messaging, and then extract the
>> common code from the tests. After four or five, you should have all
>> the framework you need (if you're pretty diligent about refactoring).>> 
>> I've done this for writing tests of stored procedures and
>> microservices, though a lot of that testing is faster if done in the
>> native app's micro-testing (unit test) framework.>> 
>> Are these tests to run in the background (so performance isn't so
>> important) or on the developer's station (in which case, you want ALL
>> tests running in a handful of seconds)?>> 
>> Tim 

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