django_quick_test 0.3.1

Django test runner that separates test database creation and test running
django_quick_test is a custom nose based test runner that separates testing and test related database manipulations.

Usualy running this command instead of the default test will give you 10-15 times speed boost. So you will be able to run your test suite in seconds instead of minutes.


1. Download the tarball and run python install
2. Add quick_test to your INSTALLED_APPS list in

INSTALLED_APPS = ('quick_test')

3. Add your test database details in

 'ENGINE': '',
 'NAME': 'test_database',

 And finally replace the default Django test runner with this one. Again in

TEST_RUNNER = 'quick_test.NoseTestSuiteRunner'


django-quick-test assumes that you have created your test database manualy and you have loaded the required test data(fixtures)

Commands you have to run before using the command

python syncdb --database=test
python migrate --database=test

and finaly run your tests with

python quick_test

Additional notes

If you are using the default Django TestCase class you have to ovewrite the _pre_setup method which is executed automatically when you call the class. If you don't overwrite it the quick_test command will still work, but your test data will be lost. Even if you don't have any fixtures in the database overwriting this method will give you additional speed boost.

from django.test import TestCase

class SimpleTest(TestCase)

 def _pre_setup(self):
 # this method flushes the database and installs
 # the fixtures defined in the fixtures=[] list
 # we are doing everything manually, so we don't
 # really need it

 # these are the results I get with 1 test before
 and after ovewriting the method
 # Before -> Ran 1 test in 2.336s
 # After -> Ran 1 test in 0.004s

 def test_basic_addition(self):
 self.assertEqual(1 + 1, 2)

last updated on:
August 2nd, 2011, 20:44 GMT
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Martin Rusev
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