Complete Unit Testing of a Flask API

Feb 1, 2023Web App Development

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Setting up Conftest


Conftest file

Authentication header fixture: file II

Now we create a test client from the Flask application. This is run with every unit test function, and at the end of a particular unit test, we clear any created data from the databases. III

Writing Unit Tests

Endpoint to test.

We can write a unit test for this endpoint as follows:

Unit test

Running Locally w/Docker + Docker Compose

Docker compose.yml for unit test execution.

Our dockerfile, pytest-dockerfile, looks as follows, and runs pytest with basic code coverage output:


Running in GitHub Actions

GitHub Action for Running Unit Tests

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