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Provide a pytest fixture of a Webtest app with a local static site via Flask

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Providing a fixture for static websites to use WebTest through Flask

Why WebTest?

WebTest provides a great interface for testing websites including button/link and form interactions.

Why Flask?

Flask comes with an extremely light-weight dev server that can server up arbitrary pages (static or coded) relatively easily.

Let's put the two together!!

And this package is born. The objective is to provide a PyTest.fixture that allows for quickly testing static web sites, or through customizing the template, a fixture that can be used to test more complex web sites.


pip install webtest-flask-fixture

or, from source:

pip install git+git://


Start writing a PyTest test, and use webtest_flask_fixture.test_app to load pages.


from webtest_flask_fixture import test_app

def test_can_load_test_index(test_app):
    # Act
    resp = test_app.get('/')

    # Assert
    assert resp.status_int == 200
    assert resp.content_type == 'text/html'
    assert 'Hello, World!' in resp  # string must be present in body

More examples in examples.


Currently WebTest does not execute JS in the page, we would like to also integrate selenium such that a user can apply our PyTest fixture and get a full experience.

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