This package is no longer under active development. For Django 1.4+ selenium support, check out selenose.
Adds selenium testing support to your nose test suite.
To use, run nosetests with the --with-selenium flag.
For a complete guide on getting started, have a look at Charl P. Botha's concise tutorial on django-nose-selenium.
Why use Selenium?
django-nose-selenium allows you to write and run selenium tests the same way as usual django unit tests.
The plugin expects that you have configured the django-nose app. In a nutshell, this is done by running pip install django-nose, adding django_nose to INSTALLED_APPS and setting TEST_RUNNER to django_nose.NoseTestSuiteRunner in the settings.py.
pip install django-nose-selenium
In-development version via Pip:
pip install django-nose-selenium==dev
Directly from Git:
pip install -e git://github.com/weluse/django-nose-selenium.git#egg=django-nose-selenium
The plugin supports the following settings:
- SELENIUM_HOST, default: 127.0.0.1
- SELENIUM_PORT, default: 4444
- SELENIUM_BROWSER_COMMAND, default: chrome
- SELENIUM_URL_ROOT, default: http://127.0.0.1:8000
- FORCE_SELENIUM_TESTS, default: False. By default, SocketErrors cause the tests to be skipped. This options causes the tests to fail when the Selenium server is unavailable.
Define the class variable selenium_test = True in your nose test class. You can use self.selenium to access a selenium instance with the given options:
class TestSelenium(TestCase): selenium_test = True def test_start(self): """Tests the start page.""" self.selenium.open("/")
To run this test, you have to pass the option --with-selenium to the Django management command test:
python manage.py test --with-selenium
Alternatively, django-nose-selenium provides a mixin that has the benefit of raising a SkipTest exception if the plugin was not loaded and the selenium attribute is accessed:
from noseselenium.cases import SeleniumTestCaseMixin class TestSelenium(TestCase, SeleniumTestCaseMixin): def test_start(self): """Tests the start page.""" self.selenium.open("/")
The default fixtures of django are run in transactions and not available to a live testing server, therefore noseselenium provides an option to load and commit fixtures to the database automatically. Please note that there's no automatic rollback, so the data will stay in your test database for the rest of the run if you don't provide a custom teardown strategy.
from noseselenium.cases import SeleniumTestCaseMixin class TestUserLogin(TestCase, SeleniumTestCaseMixin): selenium_fixtures = ['user_data.json'] def tearDown(self): # Remove data from user_data.json def test_login(self): """Tests the login page.""" sel = self.selenium sel.open("/login/") sel.type("id_username", "pascal") sel.type("id_password", "iwantapony") sel.click("//form[@id='myform']/p/button") sel.wait_for_page_to_load(5000) self.failUnless(self.is_text_present("Hello, Pascal!"))
To enable selenium fixtures, nosetests must be called with the additional --with-selenium-fixtures flag.
noseselenium provides expiremental support for running a live server that Selenium can connect to. Currently, there's a threaded server that reuses django's development webserver and a cherrypy implementation. It's recommended you use the cherrypy one as the django devserver is certainly not designed to run in a multi-threaded environment.
The liveserver plugin introduces two new configuration options:
- LIVE_SERVER_ADDRESS, defaults to 0.0.0.0
- LIVE_SERVER_PORT, defaults to 8080
- LIVE_SERVER_STATIC, boolean that defaults to True. If enabled, the live server enables serving of static files via the django.contrib.staticfiles app.
These should match your Selenium Settings.
To start the liveserver, nosetest is called with either the --with-djangoliveserver or preferably the --with-cherrypyliveserver flag.