Alternative way to install PyTest
The popular pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries.
Python is a good language to learn. According to the TIOBE and PYPL index, Python is the top programing language with C and Java closely behind.
If your application is Python base, QA Engineers may find that writing automation in Python may lead to a better understanding of the code logic - which in turn will result into better testing.
If your installing PyTest on your local MacBook Pro at work, you may run into issues with permissions. The local IT department may have your computer locked down and some of the installs will require Administrator permissions.
Here are the install instructions if you have limited rights.
PyTest User Install
Use Python3 -m pip to install PyTest and Selenium:
python3 -m pip install pytest --user
python3 -m pip install selenium --user
Sample Test File
Here's a simple code sample to validate the install worked:
#!/usr/bin/env /usr/bin/python3 # Verify the Pytest was installed import pytest from selenium import webdriver import sys import requests from selenium.webdriver.chrome.service import Service from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By from webdriver_manager.chrome import ChromeDriverManager from time import sleep def test_google(): global chrome_driver chrome_driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=Service(ChromeDriverManager().install())) chrome_driver.get('https://www.google.com/') title = "Google" assert title == chrome_driver.title pageSource = chrome_driver.page_source gateway = "Carbon neutral since 2007" if not gateway in pageSource: pytest.fail( "Google Changed their Webpage") chrome_driver.close()
Save this file on your computer, I would recommend saving it in ~/pytest/google.py
To execute this test, open up Terminal:
cd ~/pytest/ pytest --no-header -v google.py
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