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Python Unlocked by Arun Tigeraniya

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Creating custom test runners

Key 3: Getting information from test system.

The flow of unit test is like this: unittest TestProgram in unittest.main is the primary object that runs everything. Test cases are collected by test discovery or by loading modules that were passed via command line. If no test runner is specified to the main function, by default, TextTestRunner is used. Test suite is passed to the runner's run function to give back a TestResult object.

The custom test runners are a great way to get information in a specific output format, from the test system, manage run sequence, store results in a database, or create new features for project needs.

Let's now take a look at an example to create an XML output of test cases, you may need ...

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