Running tests


All the dependencies you need to be able to run tests are encapsulated in the test-requirements.txt file. First install that into your virtualenv:

pip install -r test-requirementst.txt

You also need to create a dedicated PostgreSQL database that you can run the tests against. And you also you need to be able to connect to this database. So you need the username and password.

Next, in the root directory of the project create a file called test-crontabber.ini and it should look something like this:


To start all the tests run:

PYTHONPATH=. nosetests

If you want to run a specific test in a specific file in a specific class you can define it per the nosetests standard like this for example:

PYTHONPATH=. nosetests tests crontabber/tests/

If you want the tests to stop as soon as the first test fails add -x to that same command above.

Also, if you want nosetests to not capture stdout add -s to that same command as above.

Example project

The exampleapp project helps you set up a playground to play around with and test crontabber to gain a better understanding of how it works.

The best place to start with is to read the exampleapp/ file and go through its steps. Once you get the basics to work you can start experimenting with adding your job classes.