django-selenium-test-runner 0.1.0

Incorporate functional testing into Django's manage.py test subcommand using Selenium web testing tools
django-selenium-test-runner is a Django plugin that incorporates functional testing into Django's manage.py test subcommand using Selenium web testing tools.

Background:

This package was made to facilitate and simplify functional testing in Django using Selenium tools.

Selenium tests are code that emulate a user/web browser interaction allowing automatic web server testing. These tests can be created using `selenium-ide`_ and exported as python files for this test runner to use them. Selenium-ide allows to record in real time a user interaction with a web browser, in a similar way as a macro recorder in word processing applications.

`Fixtures`_ are fixed data fed into the database at the beginning of each test run. The idea is that each test run against a consistent predefined state. Fixtures can be created using manage.py dumpdata [options] [appname ...]

Installation:

If you have `setuptools`_ installed, you can simply run the following command::

    sudo easy_install django-selenium-test-runner

If you downloaded the package, you can just unpack it with::

    tar zxvf django-selenium-test-runner-0.1.0.tar.gz

and copy "dstest" directory tree to Python's site-packages directory, which is usually located at:

    /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages (Unix, Python 2.4)
    /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages (Unix, Python 2.5)
    /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages (Unix, Python 2.6)


django-selenium-test-runner is enabled in the project's settings.py with::

    TEST_RUNNER = 'dstest.test_runner.run_tests'

Usage:

Both, django unittest and selenium tests will be run with the standard command::

  python manage.py test [options] [appname ...]

The exported selenium tests will be searched in django_app_dir/tests/selenium/ directories where django_app_dir is an application defined in INSTALLED_APPS. This default can be changed with the setting SELENIUM_TESTS_PATH. Test names start with "test_". As these tests will be imported, please be sure to create django_app_dir/tests/__init__.py and django_app_dir/tests/selenium/__init__.py files as any python package.

Fixture data is loaded by default from django_app_dir/fixtures/tests/data.json at the beginning of each selenium test. This default can be change using the FIXTURES setting.

Settings:

There is only one required setting into your project's settings.py, assuming django-selenium-test-runner is correctly installed:

TEST_RUNNER = 'dstest.test_runner.run_tests'

optional settings are:

* SELENIUM_TESTS_PATH - Changes default directories to look for Selenium tests within the application directories. (Default: 'tests/selenium')

* FIXTURES - List of fixture files to load within the django_app_dir/fixtures directories. (Default: ['tests/data.json'])

* SELENIUM_PATH - Directory path for Selenium RC jar its python driver (i.e.: selenium-server.jar and selenium.py) (Default: path where django-selenium-test-runner/dstest is installed)

Testing the package:

django-selenium-test-runner comes with its own test suite based on the Django `tutorial`_. It is designed to serve as example in a Django admin application, and showcase django-selenium-test-runner capabilities. To run it, cd into the tests directory of the package and execute::

    python runtests

Dependencies:

Most dependencies are integrated in the django-selenium-test-runner package. For now, either Sqlite 3 or Postgres is required as more testing is needed to make it database agnostic.

Included in django-selenium-test-runner package:

* `Selenium RC server and python driver`_. Provide selenium testing engine. Tested with selenium-server.jar and selenium.py v1.0.1

* `CherryPy WSGI multi-thread web server`_. Provide a reliable web server. Tested with wsgiserver.py v3.1.2

* `Django mediahandler.py`_, by Artem Egorkine. Provide static media handler.

Not included in the package:

* `Python 2.x`_ where x >= 4. Tested with Python v2.6

* `Django 1.x`_. Tested with Django v1.1

* `Java VM command line runner`_. Provide selenium-server.jar dependency. Tested with java openjdk-6-jre.

* `Sqlite 3`. Provided by Python v2.5 or higher.

* `Postgres`_ as a database engine. Provide database replication for fixtures. Tested with Postgres v8.2

* `Python-PostgreSQL database driver`_. Provide access to postgres database. Tested with psycopg2 v2.0.5

last updated on:
October 25th, 2009, 11:27 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Daniel Mizyrycki
homepage:
pypi.python.org
license type:
BSD License 
category:
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)

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