Contributing

Running The Tests

Unit Tests

Python 3.6 and virtualenv are required for running the unit tests. You can simply run make test to execute them.

This will build a virtualenv with the required python packages, then run the tests written in the tests directory.

Integration Tests

Python 3.6, virtualenv, and Docker are required to run the integration test suite. You can run make itest to execute them.

Example Cluster

There is a docker compose configuration based on our itest containers that you can use to run the paasta code against a semi-realistic cluster whilst you are developing. More instructions here

System Package Building / itests

PaaSTA is distributed as a debian package. This package can be built and tested with make itest_xenial. These tests make assertions about the packaging implementation.

Making new versions

  • Make a branch. WRITE TESTS FIRST (TDD)! Add features.

  • Submit your branch for review. Include the “paasta” group. Communicate with the team to select a single designated Primary Reviewer.

  • After ShipIts, merge your branch to master.

    • This version will become live automatically if the test suite passes.

    • If you do not want this, go to Puppet and pin the paasta_tools package to the current (without your changes) version. The mesosstage cluster will still pick up your changes (due to that cluster’s explicit hiera override of version to latest) so you can test them there.

      • If you do pin a specific version, email paasta@yelp.com to let the rest of the team know.
  • Edit yelp_package/Makefile and bump the version in RELEASE.

  • make release and follow the instructions.

  • If you pinned a specific version earlier, remove the pin and let your version go out everywhere when you’re done.

Testing command-line tab completion

We use argcomplete to provide tab completion on the command-line. Testing it is a little tricky.

  • There’s some guidance in argcomplete’s Debugging section.
  • You can load the appropriate rules into your shell. Note that it is sensitive to the exact path you use to invoke the command getting autocomplete hints:
    • eval "$(.tox/py27/bin/register-python-argcomplete ./tox/py27/bin/paasta)"
  • There is a simple integration test. See the itest/ folder.

Upgrading Components

As things progress, there will come a time that you will have to upgrade PaaSTA components to new versions.