We can add functional tests to our application to verify all of the functionality that we claim to have. Ferris provides you with the ability to test our application’s controllers in the same way that we tested our data model.
Before we get started testing, we need to add a root route so that http://localhost:8080/ goes to /posts.
Modify app/routes.py and remove these lines:
from webapp2 import Route from ferris.handlers.root import Root ferris_app.router.add(Route('/', Root, handler_method='root'))
Add these lines in their place:
from webapp2_extras.routes import RedirectRoute ferris_app.router.add(RedirectRoute('/', redirect_to='/posts'))
To run tests execute scripts/backend_test.sh or alternatively python ferris/scripts/test_runner.py app just as we did in the Data Model section.
Ferris provides an example test called SanityTest that resides in app/tests/backend/test_sanity.py.
Here’s the code for that test:
class SanityTest(AppTestCase): def testRoot(self): self.loginUser() resp = self.testapp.get('/') self.loginUser(admin=True) resp = self.testapp.get('/admin') self.assertTrue('Ferris' in resp)
Let’s walk through this:
We’re going build on this example and create tests to verify:
While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it will demonstrate how to test various aspects of our application.
In this test, we’ll create four posts: two from the first user, and two from the second user. We will then check the results of our list methods. Our tests should verify that the data was created and appears as expected.
First, let’s create our test class in app/tests/backend/test_posts.py:
from ferris.tests.lib import AppTestCase from app.models.post import Post class TestPosts(AppTestCase): def testLists(self): self.loginUser("email@example.com")
We have a user logged in, so let’s create some posts as that user:
Post(title="Test Post 1").put() Post(title="Test Post 2").put()
Now let’s log in the second user and create some more posts:
self.loginUser("firstname.lastname@example.org") Post(title="Test Post 3").put() Post(title="Test Post 4").put()
At this point we can now make requests and verify their content. Let’s start with /posts and verify that all of the posts are showing up:
resp = self.testapp.get('/posts') assert 'Test Post 1' in resp.body assert 'Test Post 2' in resp.body assert 'Test Post 3' in resp.body assert 'Test Post 4' in resp.body
Very well, let’s continue with /posts?mine and verify that only email@example.com's posts are present:
resp = self.testapp.get('/posts?mine') assert 'Test Post 1' not in resp.body assert 'Test Post 2' not in resp.body assert 'Test Post 3' in resp.body assert 'Test Post 4' in resp.body
Additionally, let’s make sure the ‘edit’ links are present:
assert 'Edit' in resp.body
Let’s add a new method and make a request to /posts/add:
def testAdd(self): self.loginUser("firstname.lastname@example.org") resp = self.testapp.get('/posts/add')
Now let’s get the form from the response, try to submit it without filling it out, and verify that it caused a validation error:
form = resp.form error_resp = form.submit() assert 'This field is required' in error_resp.body
With that in place, let’s fill out the form, submit it, and verify that it went through:
form['title'] = 'Test Post' good_resp = form.submit() assert good_resp.status_int == 302 # Success redirects us to list
Finally, load up the list and verify that the new post is there:
final_resp = good_resp.follow() assert 'Test Post' in final_resp
To test to make sure that a user can only edit his own posts, we’re going to need to create posts under two different users like we did before:
def testEdit(self): self.loginUser("email@example.com") post_one = Post(title="Test Post 1") post_one.put() self.loginUser("firstname.lastname@example.org") post_two = Post(title="Test Post 2") post_two.put()
Now, let’s load the edit page for post two. This should succeed:
self.testapp.get('/posts/:%s/edit' % post_two.key.urlsafe())
Finally, load the edit page for post one. We should expect this to fail:
self.testapp.get('/posts/:%s/edit' % post_one.key.urlsafe(), status=401)