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Update of tests documentation: from nose to pytest
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@@ -735,7 +735,7 @@ We want to foster a very test friendly culture in the AnyBlok
community, that's why we cover tests writing and launching in this
"Basic usage" page.

That being said, such a dynamic framework represent a challenge for
That being said, such a dynamic framework represents a challenge for
tests, because the application constructs, e.g., application Models,
must *not* be imported directly. Instead, a proper Registry must be
set up one way or another before the test launcher kicks in, and that
@@ -750,8 +750,7 @@ find its use for some applications or middleware).
stricto sensu unit tests, but rather integration
tests. Nevertheless, we casually speak of them as unit tests
if they stay lightweight and are about testing individual
AnyBlok components.

Nothing prevents application developers to also write true unit
tests, perhaps for subroutines that don't interact with the
@@ -761,115 +760,58 @@ To address these challenges, AnyBlok ships with helper pytest fixture

.. _basedoc_testcases:

Writing tests
Writing tests with pytest

The most commonly used helper base class is :class:`BlokTestCase
<anyblok.tests.testcase.BlokTestCase>`. It provides everything Blok
developers need for their daily workflow: a working registry is setup
once for the whole test run, is exposed as a class attribute,
and the tests are insulated by rollbacking the database transaction.
.. note:: See: `Pytest documentation <>`_

Another interesting base class is :class:`SharedDataTestCase
<anyblok.tests.testcase.SharedDataTestCase>`. It uses database
savepoints to share a common fixture among tests of the same class.
In concrete test subclasses, any data created by the ``setUpSharedData``
classmethod will be available to all tests, and will be rollbacked
once all of them have run. This can save a lot of time in the test runs.
To start correctly you will need a ```` file.
Generally, you just want to import the conftest from the bloks you need
in your context, for example in our case::

.. note:: it is advisable to delete the imported base class from the
test module, like so::
from anyblok.conftest import * # noqa: F401,F403

from anyblok.tests.testcase import SharedDataTestCase
Here you have an example to write a basic test class::

class MyTest(SharedDataTestCase):
class TestRoom:
"""Test Room model"""

def test_create_room(self, rollback_registry):
registry = rollback_registry
room_count = registry.Room.query().count()
room = registry.Room.insert(
assert registry.Room.query().count() == room_count + 1
assert == "A1"

del SharedDataTestCase
.. note:: For advanced examples, you can refer to our `developer guide <>`_

in some cases, test launchers can be confused by the
presence of the base class in the module namespace,
resulting in some double launchings.

We should also mention :class:`DBTestCase
<anyblok.tests.testcase.DBTestCase>`, which is more suited for
code that interacts at a deeper level with
the framework (including the framework itself). It creates and drops
the database for each test case, and therefore makes the whole run
terribly slow, but that's sometimes a price worth paying.

.. warning:: One must separate the launches of BlokTestCases
and of DBTestCases in different runs.

Launching tests with the nose plugin
Launching tests with the pytest plugin

Summary: use this if you need accurate coverage results. This is a
good fit for Continuous Integration (CI).

AnyBlok comes with a `nose <>`_
AnyBlok comes with a `pytest <>`_
plugin right away. Once the testing database is set up, and described
by proper environment variables or :ref:`default configuration files
<basedoc_conf_files_default>`, you can test your bloks with the
``--with-anyblok-bloks`` option.

.. warning:: don't use this if you need advanced tests selection
such as replaying failed tests, or cherry picking one
specific test which triggers imports that are unwanted
before the registry is set up.

Prefer :ref:`anyblok_nose <basedoc_anyblok_nose>` in that case.

Here's an example, adapted from AnyBlok's ``.travis.yml``::

export ANYBLOK_DATABASE_URL=postgresql:///travis_ci_test
export ANYBLOK_DATABASE_NAME=travis_ci_test
anyblok_createdb --install-all-bloks
nosetests anyblok/bloks --with-anyblok-bloks -v -s --with-coverage --cover-package=anyblok

In case the ``coverage`` plugin is also in use, as in the example
above, Anyblok's nose plugin will
perform all Blok loadings and Model final classes assemblies (i.e.,
loads of ``BlokManager`` and ``RegistryManager``) *after* the
``coverage`` startup, thus giving you correct coverage results)

.. note:: If you want to test several Bloks depending on each other, while
making sure the tests of the lower ones don't need the upper ones
being installed, and still maintain proper coverage results, you can
do it with several runs.

For an example of this, see `anyblok_wms_base/.travis.yml

.. _basedoc_anyblok_nose:

Launching tests with ``anyblok_nose``
Summary: use this if you want the full tests selection capabilities of
nosetests, and don't care about coverage. This is a good fit for
development and debug workflows.

AnyBlok provides the ``anyblok_nose`` script right out of the
box. It takes care of all needed AnyBlok initialization, and *only
then* invokes the nose launcher.

This is the most respectful way of nose internals, but ``coverage`` is
blind with respect to any code imported or run during the Registry
setup. You can use it with ``--failed``, cherry pick any specific test
without worrying whether that'll trigger ``nose`` importing a
declaration class before the Registry, etc.


anyblok_nose [ANYBLOK OPTIONS...] -- [NOSE ARGUMENTS...]
py.test --cov-report= --cov=anyblok anyblok/bloks

Typical usage is with a ``configuration file <basedoc_conf_files>``
(this example also demonstrate the usage of more nose options)::

anyblok_nose -c mytest.cfg -- workapp/employee_blok --with-doctest --failed --pdb
ANYBLOK_CONFIG_FILE=tests.cfg pytest anyblok/bloks

.. _basedoc_conf_files:

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