Strategies for unit testing an HTTP server.
alice at gothcandy.com
Mon Nov 29 19:47:02 CET 2010
Two things are missing from the web server I've been developing before
I can release 1.0: unit tests and documentation. Documentation being
entirely my problem, I've run into a bit of a snag with unit testing;
just how would you go about it?
Specifically, I need to test things like HTTP/1.0 request/response
cycles, HTTP/1.0 keep-alives, HTTP/1.1 pipelined reuqest/response
cycles, HTTP/1.1 connection: close, HTTP/1.1 chunked
What is the recommended / best way to test a daemon in Python? (Note
that some of the tests need to keep the "client" socket open.) Is
there an easy way to run a daemon in another thread, then kill it after
running some tests across it?
Even better, are there any dedicated (Python or non-Python) HTTP/1.1
compliance testing suites?
Thank you for any assistance,
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