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Helpers for creating functional tests in Django, with a unified API for WebTest and Selenium tests.

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django-functest
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Helpers for creating high-level functional tests in Django, with a unified API
for WebTest and Selenium tests.

Documentation
-------------

The full documentation is at https://django-functest.readthedocs.org.

Installation
------------

::

pip install django-functest

See also the `dependencies documentation
<http://django-functest.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installation.html#dependencies>`_
for important compatibility information.

Features
--------

* A simplified API for writing functional tests in Django (tests that check the
behaviour of entire views, or sets of views, e.g. a checkout process).

* A unified API that abstracts over both `WebTest
<http://webtest.pythonpaste.org/en/latest/>`_ and `Selenium
<https://pypi.python.org/pypi/selenium>`_ - write two tests at once!

* Many of the gotchas and difficulties of using WebTest and Selenium ironed out
for you.

* Well tested - as well as its own test suite, which is run against Firefox,
Chrome, and PhantomJS, it is also used by `Wolf & Badger
<https://www.wolfandbadger.com/>`_ for tests covering many business critical
functionalities.

Typical usage
-------------

In your tests.py::

from django.test import LiveServerTestCase, TestCase
from django_functest import FuncWebTestMixin, FuncSeleniumMixin, FuncBaseMixin

class ContactTestBase(FuncBaseMixin):
# Abstract class, doesn't inherit from TestCase

def test_contact_form(self):
self.get_url('contact_form')
self.fill({'#id_name': 'Joe',
'#id_message': 'Hello'})
self.submit('input[type=submit]')
self.assertTextPresent("Thanks for your message")

class ContactWebTest(ContactTestBase, FuncWebTestMixin, TestCase):
pass

class ContactSeleniumTest(ContactTestBase, FuncSeleniumMixin, LiveServerTestCase):
pass

In this way, you can write a single test with a high-level API, and run it in
two ways - using a fast, WSGI-based method which emulates typical HTTP usage of a
browser, and using a full browser that actually executes Javascript (if present)
etc.

Under the hood, the WSGI-based method uses and builds upon `WebTest
<http://webtest.pythonpaste.org/en/latest/>`_ and `django-webtest
<https://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-webtest>`_.

django-functest provides its functionality as mixins, so that you can have your
own base class for tests.

Contributing and tests
----------------------

See CONTRIBUTING.rst for information about running the test suite and
contributing to django-functest.

Credits
-------

This library was built by developers at `Wolf & Badger
<https://www.wolfandbadger.com/>`_, released with the kind permission of that
company.

Tools used in rendering this package:

* Cookiecutter_
* `cookiecutter-djangopackage`_

.. _Cookiecutter: https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter
.. _`cookiecutter-djangopackage`: https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-djangopackage




History
-------

1.0.3
+++++

* Deprecated ``fill_by_id``. Instead of ``fill_by_id({'foo': 'bar'})`` you
should do ``fill({'#foo': 'bar'})``, because it is shorter and more flexible.
* Test against latest Firefox
* Django 2.0 compatibility
* Fix for Django 1.11.2 and later for MultiThreadedLiveServerMixin

1.0.2
+++++

* Fixes to cope with WebTest 2.0.28. We now require django-webtest 1.9.2 or
later, and only test against the latest WebTest.
* Fixed some deprecation warnings

1.0.1
+++++

* Fixed incompatibility with django-webtest 1.9.0 and later

1.0
+++

* Added Django 1.11 support.
* Dropped official Django 1.7 support (may still work).

0.2.1
+++++

* Made :meth:`~django_functest.FuncCommonApi.get_literal_url` accept
absolute URLs for Selenium (WebTest already worked by accident).

0.2.0
+++++

* Added :meth:`~django_functest.FuncCommonApi.new_browser_session` and
:meth:`~django_functest.FuncCommonApi.switch_browser_session` to the common
API. These can be used to simulate multiple devices or users accessing the
site. See the docs for important usage information.

0.1.9
+++++

* Fix for scrolling to exactly the right place.
* Added docstrings everywhere, and a base class you can inherit from
for the purpose of providing autocomplete help.

0.1.8
+++++

* Django 1.10 compatibility

0.1.7
+++++

* Fixed performance/reliability issue caused by browsers attempting
to retrieve ``/favicon.ico`` after visiting ``emptypage``.

0.1.6
+++++

* Fixed bug where elements wouldn't scroll into view if html height is set to
100%
* New method :meth:`~django_functest.FuncSeleniumMixin.get_webdriver_options`
for customizing WebDriver behaviour.

0.1.5
+++++

* Added get_session_data()
* Improved reliability of ``FuncSeleniumMixin.get_literal_url()``
* Allow ``<select>`` elements to be set using integers for values.
* Fixed issues with ``.value()`` for radio buttons and text areas
* Fixed bug with setting radio buttons when there are more than
one set of radio buttons in the form.

0.1.4
+++++

* Added support for file uploads

0.1.3
+++++

* Support for filling radio buttons
* More convenient support for quotes and apostrophes (" ') in text assertion methods.

0.1.2
+++++

* Fixed wheel building - again!

0.1.1
+++++

* Fixed packaging bug that caused wheels to fail on Python 3.

0.1.0
+++++

* First release on PyPI.


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