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FAQ

How does it work?

Please, read how it works section.

What HTTP clients are supported?

Please, see supported HTTP clients section.

Does pook mock out all the outgoing HTTP traffic from my app?

Yes, that's the default behaviour: any outgoing HTTP traffic across the supported HTTP clients will be intercepted by pook.

In case that an outgoing traffic does not match any mock expectation, an exception error will be raised, telling you no mock was matched in order to review or fix your code accordingly.

You can for sure change this behaviour and don't raise any exception if no mock definition can be matched.

You can change this enabling the real networking mode via pook.enable_network().

Can I use pook in a non testing environment?

Absolutely. pook is testing environment agnostic.

You simply have to take care of the side effects of mocking HTTP traffic in a runtime environment.

For that cases you probably want to enable the real networking mode.

Can I use pook with a custom HTTP traffic mock interceptor engine?

Yes, you can. pook is very modular and open for extensibility.

You can programmatically define the HTTP traffic mock engine you want to use via pook.set_mock_engine(engine). This will replace the built-in one.

This can be particularly useful if you are already using another HTTP mocking engine that satisfy your needs, but you want to take benefit of pook features, versatility and simple to use expressive API.

For mock engine implementation details, see pook.MockEngine API documentation.

Can I use pook with any test framework?

Yes. pook is test framework agnostic. You can use it within unittest, nosetests, pytest or others.

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