[Baypiggies] python based test automation framework

Ravi Kondamuru ravikondamuru at gmail.com
Tue May 12 06:27:01 CEST 2009

I am testing the actual functionality. The test scripts generate
dns/http/snmp protocol traffic and validate their responses.
Is there a way to setup a framework like pyunit to generate html reports,
with links to error info etc?

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 11, 2009, Ravi Kondamuru wrote:
> >
> > I am looking for a test automation framework that executes regression
> test
> > scripts.
> >
> > The tests are for a router like networking/firewall device. The
> capabilities
> > I am looking for are:
> >
> > 1. execute selected/all test suites to be written in python
> > 2. generate/archive html reports to be viewable later
> >
> > I am looking at unittest, nose etc but they seem to be for testing
> > python-based application and hence not a fit.
> What interface do you use for accessing the router?  Are you testing the
> UI or the actual functionality?  For the former, assuming it's a web UI,
> you probably want to use Selenium.  For the latter, just use the regular
> Python testing frameworks, but presumably the units will be socket tests
> that you compare against expected values.
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