Cricket -- awesome ugly test visualizer

I've been writing tests for a while and running them with nose2. One of more labor-intensive interactions with nose2 is typing out paths to individual tests. Cricket -- a part of BeeWare suite solves copying-and-pasting test name problem and provides a nice user interface to summarize results from running test suite.

Installing dependencies

Cricket has a couple of system-level dependencies: IDLE editor and IDLE library and TkInter.

For Debian,

Running Cricket under Python 2.7 the following libraries need to be installed

apt-get install idle idle-python2.7 python-tk

Running Cricket Python 3.x the dependencies are

apt-get install idle3 idle-python3.5 python-tk

Installing cricket

Cricket is installed using pip, you can install it in the existing project, or add it in setup.py as one of the dependencies.

Cricket pip page -- https://pypi.python.org/pypi/cricket

(cricket-test)$ pip install cricket

Running cricket

For any python project written with unittest, run cricket-unittst for django projects, run cricket-django.

Runnig sample pyramid project with cricket

Getting started with cricket -- this example of running Pyramid test under Python 3.5

  • Create Python 3 virtualenv
$ mkvirtualenv cricket-test --python `which python3`
(cricket-test) $ python -V
Python 3.5.2+
  • Pull Pyramid source code
(cricket-test) $ git clone https://github.com/Pylons/pyramid.git
  • Install Pyramid dependencies
(cricket-test) $ cd pyramid/
(cricket-test) $ pip install -e .
  • Install dependencies to run tests
(cricket-test) $ pip install -e .[testing]
  • Install cricket
(cricket-test) $ pip install cricket
  • Run cricket
(cricket-test) $ cricket-unittest &

The following UI should appear. If you want to be able to use code coverage tool -- Duvet -- https://pypi.python.org/pypi/duvet, install it with pip using the following command

(cricket-test) $ pip install duvet

Cricket: running all test by pressing Run All

Cricket - run all tests

Cricket: copying single test, by selecting a test then pressing Run Selected

Cricket - ran an individual test

Cricket: running a group of tests, by selecting a top-level filename or class, then pressing Run Selected

Cricket -- ran a group of tests

Missing dependencies errors

If any of system packages is missing from the system the following errors will be triggered when trying to run Cricket.

Missing python-tkinter

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/bin/cricket-unittest", line 7, in <module>
from cricket.unittest.__main__ import main
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cricket/unittest/__main__.py", line 4, in <module>
from cricket.main import main as cricket_main
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cricket/main.py", line 13, in <module>
from tkinter import *
ImportError: No module named tkinter

Missing idle / idle-python

    Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/bin/cricket-unittest", line 7, in <module>
from cricket.unittest.__main__ import main
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cricket/unittest/__main__.py", line 4, in <module>
from cricket.main import main as cricket_main
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cricket/main.py", line 15, in <module>
from cricket.view import (
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cricket/view.py", line 29, in <module>
from tkreadonly import ReadOnlyText
File "/home/alex/.virtualenvs/cricket-test/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tkreadonly.py", line 15, in <module>
"to work out how to install IDLE and idlelib.")
Exception: idlelib could not be found. Check your operating system instructions to work out how to install IDLE and idlelib.

Resources

Cricket github page -- https://github.com/pybee/cricket

Duvet github page -- https://github.com/pybee/duvet

python.__init__ podcast: An interview with Russel Keith McGee -- http://podcastinit.podbean.com/e/episode-64-beeware-with-russell-keith-magee/

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