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A easy to use validator for json content

Project description


A python package for json validation. Useful for unit test or data validation for restful json body.


pip install believe

Sample usage

import believe as B
import time

# String Match
assert B.AnyStr() == "any_str"
assert B.AnyIntStr() == "123"
assert B.AnyUUID() == "732c0743-2638-47d5-902d-0daa3080348b"
assert B.AnySHA1() == "b130c4b97d0640eaf3f45f7360a5b4dbbf561f58"
assert B.AnyIPV4() == ""

# Number Match
assert B.AnyInt(min_value=1) == 1 # X >= 1
assert B.AnyInt(max_value=10) == 10 # X <= 10
assert B.AnyInt(min_value=1, max_value=10) == 5 # 1 <= X <= 10
assert B.AnyFloat(min_value=1.0, max_value=10.0) == 5.0 # 1.0 <= X <= 10.0
assert B.Almost(time.time()) == time.time() # Allow some time gap

# List Match
assert B.OneOf("one", "two") == "one"
assert B.AnyOrder([1, 2, 3]) == [2, 1, 3]
assert B.ListOf({"type": B.OneOf("A", "B")}) == [{"type": "A"}, {"type": "B"}, {"type": "A"}]

# Dict Match
assert B.Dict({"name": B.AnyStr()}) == {"name": "ken"}
assert B.Dict({"name": B.AnyStr(), "value": B.Optional(B.AnyStr())}) == {"name": "ken"}
assert B.Dict({"name": B.AnyStr(), "value": B.Optional(B.AnyStr())}) == {"name": "ken", "value": "nek"}
assert B.DictOf(B.AnyUUID(), B.OneOf("ok", "fail")) == {"732c0743-2638-47d5-902d-0daa3080348b": "ok",
                                                        "5cfd50ba-c3d3-4fb7-b2fe-e9a6e039ad29": "fail"}

# Other Match
assert B.Nullable(B.AnyStr()) == None # Allow None
assert B.Any(bytes) == b'123' # only check type
assert B.Not(B.OneOf("A")) == "B"

# validate with error exception
validator = B.Dict({"name": B.AnyInt()})
B.validate(validator, {"name": "ken"})  # believe.error.ValidateError: [e_path=$.name] 'ken' != AnyInt()

Common Usage (Unit test comparison)

Use BelieveMixin on your test case to enable flexible comparison.

import unittest
from believe import BelieveMixin

class BelieveTestCase(unittest.TestCase, BelieveMixin):
    def test_believe(self):
        self.assertEquals(self.AnyStr(), "abc")
        self.assertEquals(self.AnyIntStr(), "1")

Advance Usage (flask)

Save following code as

import believe as B

from flask import Flask, request, current_app, jsonify

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route('/', methods=['POST'])
def hello_believe():
    content = request.get_json()
    json_validator = B.Dict({
        "user_name": B.AnyStr(min_len=1, max_len=32),
    except B.ValidateError as e:
        # xss_safe_message won't echo request content to prevent xss via error message
        return jsonify(message=e.xss_safe_message()), 400
    return jsonify(f'{content["user_name"]} welcome back!'), host='', port=80)

Install and run sample

$> pip install flask
$> python

Test with invalid value

$> curl localhost -X POST -d '{"user_name": ""}' -H 'content-type: application/json'

Test with valid value

$> curl localhost -X POST -d '{"user_name": "123"}' -H 'content-type: application/json'

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