Archives 2012

One click away from testing with Redis

It has never been so easy to run tests against Redis with this new ShiningPanda feature.

Starting a Redis server on the fly is literally one click away from your job configuration!

In the Build Environment section just check the Start a database server and select Start a Redis server:


The server is accessible locally on the default port (6379). A set of environment variables are also available in all your builders to ease project configuration.

One more thing: if you want to test your project on multiple NoSQL databases, the combo multi-configuration project with a NoSQL axis is a ...

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ShiningPanda plugin 0.15 is out!

We released today a new version of the ShiningPanda plugin for Jenkins. For those who don't know this plugin yet, it is probably the easiest way to setup your Python projects with Jenkins. But let's have a look at the new features:

Python installations


Python installations now accept a path to a Python binary in the Home or executable fields. This is useful for multiple system installations in /usr on Unix.

Custom working directory


ShiningPanda creates files in JENKINS_HOME/shiningpanda, notably virtualenvs for various builders. This option let you change this working directory. You can for instance use ...

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Multi-browser Selenium tests with Django 1.4+ on Jenkins

In our previous blog post, we saw how to enable Selenium tests on a Django 1.4+ project. Now it's time to see how to integrate it with Jenkins!


This post assumes a Debian GNU/Linux environment, but you should not have much trouble adapting it to another Linux distribution. All requirements are listed in our initial blog post: Selenium, Python and Jenkins on Debian - 1/3.

Global Configuration

First ensure that the latest version of the ShiningPanda Plugin, Xvnc Plugin, Violations Plugin and Cobertura Plugin are installed (check on Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins > Installed page). If not ...

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Multi-browser Selenium tests with Django 1.4+

In Selenium tests with Django 1.4+ we saw how to run Selenium tests on Django 1.4+ based projects.

However, these tests were run on a single Web Driver, ie. a single browser.

Fortunately, Selenose 1.3 makes it easy to test on multiple browser. Let's switch the single browser tested project to a multiple browser tested project.

Sample project

Let's use the same poll application from the Django tutorial.

The source code can be found on the django14-selenose branch of this repository. Clone it with:

$ git clone -b django14-selenose

Then ...

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Selenose 1.3 is out!

With the new Django 1.4+ support for in-browser testing frameworks, it was time for selenose to support django-jenkins, a plug and play continuous integration tool for Django and Jenkins.

Selenose now provides two Selenium related tasks for django-jenkins:

Selenium Server Task

This task starts a Selenium Server before running tests, and stops it at the end of the tests.

To enable it, edit your and append selenose.tasks.selenium_server to JENKINS_TASKS:


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