[Ilugc] re: how to use python as a testing tool
bhuvan at ubuntu.com
Thu May 7 13:15:57 IST 2009
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Ravi Jaya <ravi.goglobium at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves
> <lawgon at thenilgiris.com>wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 May 2009 18:57:04 Ravi Jaya wrote:
>> > I like to know how to use Python as testing tool.
>> to test what?
> To test Web / Desktop Applications.
For desktop and stand alone applications, you can use python unittest
library. It is apt for automating the functional test cases. You may
write your own test suites with/without using unittest. See Subversion
command line test suites for details. It is completely written in
python. Refer to the README file for more details.
OTOH, to test web applications I'm not sure why you want to stick with
python. There are so many other cool tools like webtest/selenium to
perform automated testing for web applications. Webtest for that
matter can be extended further using groovy scripting language. If i
recollect right, it also got perl and python extensions, please check
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