All Tests Passed - Have a Banana: Colored Output while doing TDD with DJango and Fabric
It helps get into the natural "red, green, refactor" rhythm.
I'm currently totally immersed in Django, and greatly miss the lack of colour
support within the "test" management command. A simple workaround for this is
to use Fabric with a few modified color commands. Your fabric file should
include the following:
from fabric.colors import _wrap_with green_bg = _wrap_with('42') red_bg = _wrap_with('41') # Set the list of apps to test env.test_apps = "app1 app2" def test(): with settings(warn_only=True): result = local('./manage.py test %(test_apps)s --settings=settings_test -v 2 --failfast' % env, capture=False) if result.failed: print red_bg("Some tests failed") else: print print green_bg("All tests passed - have a banana!")
You can choose your own success and failure messages.
Now we have lovely colors while doing TDD in Django: