Skip to main content

Manage the infrastructure for running tests against

Project description

Test an application with infrastructure.


ping = "ping -c4"
env = "env"
raw = "{posargs}"

image = "postgres:12"

"5432/tcp" = ""

POSTGRES_DB = "bebop"


There are two main sections: tests and services.

The test section is for information about the docker container that is going to be used for testing. It renders the Dockerfile.j2, and injects environment variables for customization. The tests.steps section specifies which steps should be run on a test machine. Any unprocessed commandline arguments that are passed into teststack are stuck into commands as posargs.

teststack render
teststack build
teststack run -s raw -- pytest -k mytest
teststack stop

The services section specifies the services that need to be started along side a test container. In this example, a postgres container is started. Then the ports specify which ports need to be exposed, so 5432/tcp. And what environment variables should be passed to the service docker container when starting up, so that it can be configured. In this case, we set the username, password and db for the database. The three commands around the services are start, stop and restart, they do what they say.

teststack start
teststack stop
teststack restart

Everything that is set in the environment section is available when exporting. The other special variables that are made available is the HOST of the docker container. By default, the env command exports localhost for the {HOST} variable. And then the port that is exported has the number appended after a semicolon. So if you have specified 5432/tcp as a port for a service container, the variable {PORT;5432/tcp} will be made available for exporting, or to add to connection strings.

If however, the env is being used to start a test container (like run does) the HOST variable will be the default docker network IPAddress of the container, and the port will be just the port, and not adapted to the forwarding port on the Host network.

If you choose to run tests locally, instead of in the tests container, you can export the environment variables for the stack and source them or put them in a file for something like vscode to read.

$ source <(teststack env)
$ teststack env --no-export > .env

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

teststack-0.14.1.tar.gz (58.1 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

teststack-0.14.1-py3-none-any.whl (21.0 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page