Deployment tools using Python (was: unittest for system testing)
dwightdhutto at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 05:39:41 CEST 2012
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Rita <rmorgan466 at gmail.com> writes:
>> Currently, I use a shell script to test how my system behaves before I
>> deploy an application. For instance, I check if fileA, fileB, and
>> fileC exist and if they do I go and start up my application.
> The operating system shell, or the deployment framework of choice, is
> best suited to that I think.
>> This works great BUT
>> I would like to use python and in particular unittest module to test my
>> system and then deploy my app. I understand unittest is for functional
> Well, unittest is for unit testing (testing of small isolated units of
> the code). There are many definitions of “functional testing”, and I
> don't think ‘unittest’ is a good choice for any of them.
>> but I think this too would be a case for it.
> Reserve the term “testing” for testing the code of your application, I'd
> recommend. Libraries designed for “testing” are not good outside that
>> Any thoughts?
The unittests are just a basic framework to build upon. Logging and
testing your own functions/classes is something that come in the
pre-algorithm of the app you wish to deploy.
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