Speed up your test writing with robot-server

plone.app.robotframework comes with a special console script robot-server, which starts up a Plone site with a given plone.app.testing testing layer set up.

This will save time when writing new robot tests, because you can try out your unfinished test over and over again without the usual time consuming setup/teardown of testing layers between every test.

Install robot-server and its counter part robot with support for the developed product with a buildout part:

parts += robot

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs =
scripts =

After buildout, start robot-server with:

$ bin/robot-server my.product.testing.MY_PRODUCT_FUNCTIONAL_TESTING

And run tests with robot and robot-server test isolation support with:

$ bin/robot src/my/product/tests/test_something.robot