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Toffee: Test Object Factory Fixtures

Toffee creates factories for your model fixtures:

from toffee import Fixture, Factory

product_factory = Factory(Product, id=Seq())


class MyFixture(Fixture):
    product_1 = product_factory(desc='cuddly toy')
    product_2 = product_factory(desc='toy tractor')
    user = Factory(User, username='fred')
    order = Factory(Order, user=user, products=[product_1, product_2])


def test_product_search():
    with MyFixture() as f:
      assert f.product_1 in search_products('toy')
      assert f.product_2 in search_products('toy')

Toffee is similar in scope to factory_boy. The differences that prompted me to write a new library are:

  • Toffee promotes working with on fixtures as groups of objects to be created and destroyed as a unit, rather than individual factories
  • Explicit support for setup/teardown of fixtures

Read the Toffee documentation to find out more, or visit the bitbucket repo.

Toffee is developed and maintained by Olly Cope.