How to mock in Python with ease?
Using of Python
mock.patch makes you feel uncomfortable and a bit nervous? Afraid no more. I will describe in this article simple ways of doing so by asking yourself questions. See this repo to understand better what happens:
An aim of the repository is to show how to effortlessly use mock.patch and its main 3 strategies to mock things during…
Q: I want to mock a method of an instance. How can I do it?
A: You need make use of
Q: I want to mock an imported function. Ideas?
A: I was caught by this several times and it may more tricky than you might expect. If you imported something like
datetime.datetime in your module
x.py there is a temptation to write something like this:
mock.patch("datatime.datetime") but it won’t work and you need to do mock
datetime in your module, i.e.
Q: I want to mock a module. How can I achieve it?
A: this one won’t be a big headache for you. Do something like this.
P.S. One side note if you want to mock a package i.e.
import datetime then it works similarly to the mocking of a function.
Hope it was helpful.