[Catalyst] Testing OpenID Logins + more

Ashley apv at sedition.com
Thu Sep 3 00:46:52 GMT 2009

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Tomas Doran wrote:
> On 1 Sep 2009, at 04:43, fREW Schmidt wrote:
>> I'd really like to start testing my controllers, and I wished I'd  
>> started sooner, but oh well.  The biggest barrier at this point is  
>> the login system.  It uses OpenID for auth, which is where the  
>> hard stuff comes from.
> <snip>
> Why bother with the complexity when testing if it isn't the OpenID  
> stuff your testing specifically.
> I'd arrange for the relevant tests to supply a custom config file  
> (I do this by mangling MYAPP_CONFIG env variable in the tests,  
> although I'm sure there are more elegant solutions)..

This is what I've adopted. I have "permanent" config in myapp.yml and  
then whatever site customization in myapp_local.yml and then a  
configuration file specifically for testing (substituting DB config  
normally) myapp_test.yml

And then a test like:

use strict;
use warnings;
use Test::More "no_plan";
use Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst;
# etc...

That will pick up the right config and override your core stuff where  
needed/desired. I don't know if this is a widespread practice but  
I've been doing it for a long time now and really like it.


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