Nose plugin that prints nicer dots grouped by class/module
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README.rst

Nice Dots

It's a nosetests plugin that prints nicer dots grouped by class/module.

Install

From PyPI:

pip install nosenicedots

or from source:

pip install -e git+git://github.com/kumar303/nose-nicedots.git#egg=nosenicedots

Usage

nosetests --with-nicedots

Example

$ nosetests --with-nicedots

apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestActivity
..............
apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestAddVersion
.
======================================================================
FAIL: apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestAddVersion.test_unique_version_num
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/path/to/apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py", line 3132, in test_unique_version_num
    assert 0
AssertionError


apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestCreateFoobar
..
apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestDashboard
.....
apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestDelete
..
======================================================================
FAIL: apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestAddVersion.test_unique_version_num
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/path/to/apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py", line 3132, in test_unique_version_num
    assert 0
AssertionError

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ran 44 tests in 1.62s

FAILED (failures=1)

This new style of output is intended as a more useful test report and is inspired by py.test. Instead of a confusing (yet pretty) mess of dots you'll see a printout of the module or class followed by dots that indicate each test in that group.

You'll see the traceback for a failure immediately, which was designed for long running test suites. Note that the tracebacks are repeated again down at the bottom in case the output had scrolled off the screen already. Using --stop will not duplicate failure output.

It's Also A Test Address

Each module or class group also doubles as an argument you can give to Nose if you want to re-run that group of tests. From the above output you could copy/paste and re-run tests in the TestActivity class like this:

$ nosetests --with-nicedots apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestActivity

apps/devhub/tests/test_views.py:TestActivity
..............
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ran 14 tests in 0.62s

OK

Caveats

  • If any other plugin needs to patch the unittest result then it will conflict with Nice Dots.
  • Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 are supported at the moment. Other versions may or may not work. Python 3 is not yet supported. There are a few failing tests.