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pyhttptest: HTTP tests over RESTful APIs

Pissed about writing test scripts against your RESTFul APIs anytime?

Describe an HTTP Requests test cases in a simplest and widely used format JSON within a file.

Run one command and gain a summary report.

pyhttptest in the command line

Installation

Recommended installation method is to use pip:

$ pip install pyhttptest

Python version 3+ is required.

Usage

$ pyhttptest execute FILE

See also pyhttptest --help.

Examples

Single test case

Create a .json file and define a test case like an example:

FILE: HTTP_GET.json

{
  "name": "TEST: List all users",
  "verb": "GET",
  "endpoint": "users",
  "host": "https://github.com",
  "headers": {
    "Accept-Language": "en-US"
  },
  "query_string": {
    "limit": 5
  }
}

Execute a test case:

$ pyhttptest execute FILE_PATH/HTTP_GET.json

Result:

pyhttptest in the command line

Мultiple test cases

Create a .json file and define a test cases like an example:

FILE: requests.json

[
  {
    "name":"TEST: List all users",
    "verb":"GET",
    "endpoint":"api/v1/users",
    "host":"http://localhost:8085/",
    "headers":{
       "Accept-Language":"en-US"
    },
    "query_string":{
       "limit":1
    }
  },
  {
    "name":"TEST: Add a new user",
    "verb":"POST",
    "endpoint":"api/v1/users",
    "host":"http://localhost:8085/",
    "payload":{
       "username":"pyhttptest",
       "email":"admin@pyhttptest.com"
    }
  },
  {
    "name":"TEST: Modify an existing user",
    "verb":"PUT",
    "endpoint":"api/v1/users/XeEsscGqweEttXsgY",
    "host":"http://localhost:8085/",
    "payload":{
       "username":"pyhttptest"
    }
  },
  {
    "name":"TEST: Delete an existing user",
    "verb":"DELETE",
    "endpoint":"api/v1/users/XeEsscGqweEttXsgY",
    "host":"http://localhost:8085/"
  }
]

Execute a test case:

$ pyhttptest execute FILE_PATH/requests.json

Result:

pyhttptest in the command line

Dependencies

Under the hood, pyhttptest uses these amazing libraries:

  • ijson — Iterative JSON parser with a standard Python iterator interface
  • jsonschema — An implementation of JSON Schema validation for Python
  • Requests — Python HTTP library for humans
  • tabulate — Pretty-print tabular data
  • click — Composable command line interface toolkit

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.

Changelog

See CHANGELOG.

Licence

BSD-3-Clause: LICENSE.

Authors

Iliyan Slavov

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