Parametrized Unit Tests
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Aug 22 03:42:50 CEST 2015
rambius <rambiusparkisanius at gmail.com> writes:
> I am running one and the same unit tests that test some web
> application. I would like to execute them against different servers
> that may host different instances of the application.
Those aren't unit tests, then. A unit test, by definition, tests a small
unit of code; usually one true-or-false assertion about one function
What you describe sounds more like integration tests or feature tests or
acceptance tests; something where large parts of the code base are all
exercised at once.
> Is there a better a way to pass the server, the user and the password
> to the test without resolving to global variables?
The ‘testscenarios’ library is one way to have a set of scenarios
applied at run-time to produce tests across all combinations
> Although I developed these tests as unit tests they are more of
> integration tests. Is there an integration testing framework that
> supports a more convenient passing of test parameters / data?
You may want to look at behaviour-driven testing, e.g. using Behave
Another resource to use is the ‘testing-in-python’ forum
<URL:http://lists.idyll.org/listinfo/testing-in-python> where there is
more focussed discussion on testing in Python.
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