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Continuous unit test runner for django

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Watson is a continuous unit test runner for django. As long as the script is running, it will monitor for changes in your code and re-run your test suite when needed.


  • Monitor source code and run tests on change
  • OSX notifications
  • Colored test output


Watson can be installed from PyPI using easy_install:

$ easy_install Watson-CT

or pip:

$ pip install Watson-CT


To setup Watson under Django add watson to your INSTALLED_APPS setting. The run drwatson to start the tester process. You can give an application label or test name using the same format as the built-in test command.


--nocolor : flag, default: False
Disable colored output.
-u, --ui : default: autodetect
Force the use of a specific UI module. Available options are osx, growl2 and none.


Watson provides a UI to indicate the current test status after each run, even if the console is in the background.


The default UI on OS X uses terminal-notifier. A Native OSX notification is posted after each test run. It requires [terminal-notifier][HOMEPAGE] command-line tool

Growl 2

Use Growl 2 via AppleScript. A Growl 2 notification is posted after each test run. It requires

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