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Django Selenium test runner. Incorporate functional testing into Django's test subcommand using Selenium web testing tools.

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`django-selenium-test-runner`_ incorporates functional testing into Django's test subcommand using `Selenium web testing tools`_.


This package was made to facilitate and simplify functional testing in Django
using Selenium tools.

Selenium tests are code that emulate a user/web browser interaction allowing
automatic web server testing. These tests can be created using `selenium-ide`_
and exported as python files for this test runner to use them. Selenium-ide
allows to record in real time a user interaction with a web browser, in a
similar way as a macro recorder in word processing applications.

`Fixtures`_ are fixed data fed into the database at the beginning of each
test run. The idea is that each test run against a consistent predefined state.
Fixtures can be created using dumpdata [options] [appname ...]


If you have `setuptools`_ installed, you can simply run the following command::

sudo easy_install django-selenium-test-runner

If you downloaded the package, you can just unpack it with::

tar zxvf django-selenium-test-runner-0.1.0.tar.gz

and copy "dstest" directory tree to Python's site-packages directory, which is
usually located at:

/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages (Unix, Python 2.4)
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages (Unix, Python 2.5)
/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages (Unix, Python 2.6)

django-selenium-test-runner is enabled in the project's with::

TEST_RUNNER = 'dstest.test_runner.run_tests'


Both, django unittest and selenium tests will be run with the standard command::

python test [options] [appname ...]

The exported selenium tests will be searched in django_app_dir/tests/selenium/
directories where django_app_dir is an application defined in INSTALLED_APPS.
This default can be changed with the setting SELENIUM_TESTS_PATH. Test names
start with "test_". As these tests will be imported, please be sure to create
django_app_dir/tests/ and django_app_dir/tests/selenium/
files as any python package.

Fixture data is loaded by default from django_app_dir/fixtures/tests/data.json
at the beginning of each selenium test. This default can be change using the
FIXTURES setting.


There is only one required setting into your project's, assuming
django-selenium-test-runner is correctly installed:

TEST_RUNNER = 'dstest.test_runner.run_tests'

optional settings are:

* SELENIUM_TESTS_PATH - Changes default directories to look for Selenium tests
within the application directories. (Default: 'tests/selenium')

* FIXTURES - List of fixture files to load within the django_app_dir/fixtures
directories. (Default: ['tests/data.json'])

* SELENIUM_PATH - Directory path for Selenium RC jar its python driver
(i.e.: selenium-server.jar and
(Default: path where django-selenium-test-runner/dstest is installed)

Testing the package

django-selenium-test-runner comes with its own test suite based on the Django
`tutorial`_. It is designed to serve as example in a Django admin application,
and showcase django-selenium-test-runner capabilities. To run it, cd into the
tests directory of the package and execute::

python runtests


Most dependencies are integrated in the django-selenium-test-runner package.
For now, either Sqlite 3 or Postgres is required as more testing is needed to
make it database agnostic.

Included in django-selenium-test-runner package:

* `Selenium RC server and python driver`_. Provide selenium testing engine.
Tested with selenium-server.jar and v1.0.1

* `CherryPy WSGI multi-thread web server`_. Provide a reliable web server.
Tested with v3.1.2

* `Django`_, by Artem Egorkine. Provide static media handler.

Not included in the package:

* `Python 2.x`_ where x >= 4. Tested with Python v2.6

* `Django 1.x`_. Tested with Django v1.1

* `Java VM command line runner`_. Provide selenium-server.jar dependency.
Tested with java openjdk-6-jre.

* `Sqlite 3`. Provided by Python v2.5 or higher.

* `Postgres`_ as a database engine. Provide database replication for fixtures.
Tested with Postgres v8.2

* `Python-PostgreSQL database driver`_. Provide access to postgres database.
Tested with psycopg2 v2.0.5

.. _django-selenium-test-runner:
.. _Selenium web testing tools:
.. _selenium-ide:
.. _Fixtures:
.. _setuptools:
.. _tutorial:
.. _Selenium RC server and python driver:
.. _CherryPy WSGI multi-thread web server:
.. _Django
.. _Python 2.x:
.. _Django 1.x:
.. _Java VM command line runner:
.. _Postgres:
.. _Python-PostgreSQL database driver:

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