Writing tests for your Apache module is often a developer's least favourite task, especially if you don't like using the Perl Apache Testing Framework! One of the main reasons for this is that it's difficult to test your C code on-the-fly without a running Apache server. Using ctypes, you can test your modules without a running httpd, just by writing and using simple Python scripts! In this talk we will look at how to compile a specific version of the Apache webserver for testing, and how to use a common Python unit testing framework to write and set up tests. We will also cover examples of writing simple test cases for the Catacomb WebDAV Server module.
Talk from Apachecon US 2009