nose-skipreq is a simple nose plugin which acts like the SkipTest plugin for Google's RequestError exception.
Testing against live Google APIs--other than being a bad idea to begin with--often results in random RequestError responses from Google. We may not want these exceptions to cause test failures as they are transient and may be handled gracefully by other parts of the system. To that end, nose-skipreq was created.
When running nosetests with the --skip-req flag, all tests which raise RequestError will be marked SKIP instead of FAIL. That's it!