Unit testing asynchronous processes

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Dec 11 03:30:42 CET 2013

On 12/10/2013 9:24 PM, Tim Chase wrote:
> I've got some code that kicks off a background request to a remote
> server over an SSL connection using client-side certificates.  Since
> the request is made from a separate thread, I'm having trouble testing
> that everything is working without without spinning up an out-of-band
> mock server and actually making all the request.  Are there some best
> practices for testing/mocking when things are asynchronous and
> involve SSL connections to servers?
> I'm currently just ignoring the SSL/client-cert thing and trusting my
> calls work. But I'd like to at least have some tests that cover these
> aspects so that things don't fall through the cracks.

Take a look in the Python test suite (lib/test/test_xyz)

Terry Jan Reedy

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