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Welcome to pytest-django!

pytest-django allows you to test your Django project/applications with the

pytest testing tool 
  • Quick start / tutorial
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  • Full documentation:
  • Contribution docs
  • Version compatibility:

    • Django: 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and latest main branch (compatible at the time of each release)
    • Python: CPython>=3.5 or PyPy 3
    • pytest: >=5.4

For compatibility with older versions, use the pytest-django 3.. series.

  • Licence: BSD
  • Project maintainers: Andreas Pelme, Floris Bruynooghe and Daniel Hahler
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Install pytest-django


pip install pytest-django

Why would I use this instead of Django's test

Running your test suite with pytest-django allows you to tap into the features that are already present in pytest. Here are some advantages:

  • Manage test dependencies with pytest fixtures. 
  • Less boilerplate tests: no need to import unittest, create a subclass with methods. Write tests as regular functions.
  • Database re-use: no need to re-create the test database for every test run.
  • Run tests in multiple processes for increased speed (with the pytest-xdist plugin).
  • Make use of other
    pytest plugins 
  • Works with both worlds: Existing unittest-style TestCase's still work without any modifications.

See the

pytest documentation 
_ for more information on pytest itself.

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