[Baypiggies] Adding testing to screen-scraping code
Chris.Clark at ingres.com
Mon Dec 17 18:43:12 CET 2007
On 12/17/2007 9:33 AM, Robert Zuber wrote:
> An approach I have used in the past for http unit testing is to
> replace a lower-level client library with a mock version, rather than
> implementing a fake server. I'm not familiar with the libraries you
> are using, but it looks like urllib2 would be a good candidate.
> Unless you are specifically concerned with testing the interaction of
> your code with urllib2, you can replace it during your unit tests
> with one that returns predefined results without having to cross the
> network. Since you will be intercepting the requests, you'll also be
> able to look at those and confirm that they include what you are
For a semi automated mock library/object try some of the mock libraries
that will avoid implementing the mock manually.
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