Building test frameworks with twill

Get the docs for this. I think this is eclipsed by Windmill

What is a test engineer?

  • QA people write a lot of test code
  • Doesn’t do much manual testing

Some options they don’t use

  • Expensive options like Rational Test Suite
  • Windows-only


  • You have tons of tasks to tests and how do you handle mutable tasks?

Test framework stack

  • Nose
  • Scenario objects
  • Order Factory (Abstract State Machine)
  • Page Objects
  • (built off Mechanize)


  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Pythonic


  • No JS support
  • too simple?