Integration Test Framework
A framework for handling setup of XQueue for integration tests. These
are used by the tests in
Abstract setup / teardown of the XQueue. For example, there is a
start_workers()method that starts (consumers) running locally.
Stub out parts of the system. For example, some of the tests run an "external" grading service that listens and responds on a local port.
The framework is defined in
integration_framework.py and used
by some of the tests in
Integration tests run as part of the test suite. To run the suite, use:
make xqueue-shell make test
in the base Docker Devstack directory and it will run from your xqueue checkout.
Some tests may require authentication information that, for security reasons, should be kept separate from the repository. For example, you might write an integration test that uses an external service that requires login.
Tests that require authentication to run should raise a SkipTest exception
if the authentication information is not provided. See the integration test
queue/tests/test_matlab_grader.py for an example. You can add the matlab
API key to your django settings in test_settings.py but it should not be pushed
to a repository. You may prefer to pass that in as an environment variable
and change the test if you wish to run it.