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Smoke tests for django projects.

Project Description

This package is intended for simplification of smoke tests creation.


You can get django-skd-smoke by using pip:

$ pip install django-skd-smoke


After installation you should create new TestCase derived from skd_smoke.SmokeTestCase and define your smoke tests configuration. Please review example_project directory which contains common django project and demonstrates django-skd-smoke usage.


TESTS_CONFIGURATION of your TestCase should contain tuple/list of tuples for every request with the next structure:

(url, status, method, {'comment': None, 'initialize': None,
                       'url_kwargs': None, 'request_data': None,
                       'user_credentials': None, 'redirect_to': None})
Parameter Description Required
url plain url or urlname as string Yes
status http status code (200, 404, etc.) as int Yes
method http request method (GET, POST, etc.) as string Yes
comment string which is added to __doc__ of generated test method No
initialize callable object to do any required initialization No
url_kwargs dict or callable object which returns kwargs dict to resolve url using django.shortcuts.resolve_url No
request_data dict or callable object which returns dict to pass it into http method request No
user_credentials dict or callable object which returns dict to login user using django.test.TestCase.client.login No
redirect_to plain url as string which is checked if only status is one of the next: 301, 302, 303, 307 No

NOTE! All callables take your TestCase as the first argument so you can use it to transfer state between them. But take into account that order of callbacks usage is next:

  1. initialize
  2. url_kwargs
  3. user_credentials
  4. request_data


1. Demonstration of simple requests:
  1. GET 200
  2. GET 200 with request_data as dict
  3. POST 201
  4. POST 201 with request_data as callable
  5. GET 302 (unauthorized access)
  6. GET 200 (authorized access)
  7. POST 405 (method not allowed)
from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model

from skd_smoke import SmokeTestCase

def get_new_object_data(testcase):
    return {'title': 'new object',
            'description': 'detailed object description'}

def get_user_credentials(testcase):
    UserModel = get_user_model()
    username = 'test_user'
    password = '1234'
    new_user = UserModel.objects.create(username=username)
    return {
        'username': username,
        'password': password

class YourSmokeTests(SmokeTestCase):
        ('home', 200, 'GET',),  # 1
        ('home', 200, 'GET', {'request_data': {'scrollTop': 1}} ),  # 2
        ('create', 201, 'POST',),  # 3
        ('create', 201, 'POST', {'request_data': get_new_object_data}),  # 4
        ('profile', 302, 'GET',),  # 5
        ('profile', 200, 'GET', {'user_credentials': get_user_credentials}),  # 6
        ('/post_only/', 405, 'GET',),  # 7

2. Usage of initialize callback to create several objects to test objects list.

Suppose you want to make smoke test for model list page. Initially your test db does not contain any objects. You can use initialize callback here to create your objects.

from skd_smoke import SmokeTestCase

from ..models import SomeModel

def create_list(testcase):
    for i in range(3):

class YourSmokeTests(SmokeTestCase):
        ('somemodel_list', 200, 'GET',
            {'initialize': create_list}  # pass your func here

3. Usage of redirect_to setting to test anonymous access of login required pages.

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse

from skd_smoke import SmokeTestCase

from ..models import SomeModel

class YourSmokeTests(SmokeTestCase):
        ('profile', 302, 'GET', {
            'redirect_to': '%s?next=%s' % (reverse('login'),
            'comment': 'Anonymous profile access with check of redirect url'

4. Usage of url_kwargs and user_credentials callbacks to test authorized access of owner to newly created object.

Suppose you have a model which unpublished version can be viewed by its owner only. You can test this situation by creating of user in url_kwargs callback and transfering user to user_credentials callback.

from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model

from skd_smoke import SmokeTestCase

from ..models import SomeModel

def create_object(testcase):
    UserModel = get_user_model()
    new_user = UserModel.objects.create(username='test_user')
    testcase.user = new_user
    new_object = SomeModel.objects.create(owner=new_user)
    return {'pk':}

def get_user_credentials(testcase):
    return {
        'username': testcase.user.username,
        'password': '1234' # User contains hashed password only

class YourSmokeTests(SmokeTestCase):
        ('url', 200, 'GET',
            {'url_kwargs': create_object,
             'user_credentials': get_user_credentials}),

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