A library that allows your python tests to easily mock out the boto library
Moto - Mock AWS Services
$ pip install moto[ec2,s3,all]
In a nutshell
Moto is a library that allows your tests to easily mock out AWS Services.
Imagine you have the following python code that you want to test:
import boto3 class MyModel(object): def __init__(self, name, value): self.name = name self.value = value def save(self): s3 = boto3.client('s3', region_name='us-east-1') s3.put_object(Bucket='mybucket', Key=self.name, Body=self.value)
Take a minute to think how you would have tested that in the past.
Now see how you could test it with Moto:
import boto3 from moto import mock_s3 from mymodule import MyModel @mock_s3 def test_my_model_save(): conn = boto3.resource('s3', region_name='us-east-1') # We need to create the bucket since this is all in Moto's 'virtual' AWS account conn.create_bucket(Bucket='mybucket') model_instance = MyModel('steve', 'is awesome') model_instance.save() body = conn.Object('mybucket', 'steve').get()['Body'].read().decode("utf-8") assert body == 'is awesome'
With the decorator wrapping the test, all the calls to s3 are automatically mocked out. The mock keeps the state of the buckets and keys.
For a full list of which services and features are covered, please see our implementation coverage.
The full documentation can be found here: