Plugin to run Postgres using the Hitch testing framework.
HitchPostgres is a plugin for the Hitch test framework that lets you run and interact with Postgres in an isolated way as part of a test.
Before starting the service, it runs the initdb command to create all required data files for a postgresql database in the .hitch directory. This means that whatever you do, you will not interfere with the system postgres files. The system postgres does not even have to be running.
After starting the service, it creates any users and databases specified that may be required for your app to start.
During the test it provides convenience functions psql, pg_dump and pg_restore so that you can interact with the database using IPython or in your test.