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NAME

       Plack::Test::Agent - OO interface for testing low-level Plack/PSGI apps

VERSION

       version 1.4

   SYNOPSIS
           use Test::More;
           use Plack::Test::Agent;

           my $app          = sub { ... };
           my $local_agent  = Plack::Test::Agent->new( app => $app );
           my $server_agent = Plack::Test::Agent->new(
                               app    => $app,
                               server => 'HTTP::Server::Simple' );

           my $local_res    = $local_agent->get( '/' );
           my $server_res   = $server_agent->get( '/' );

           ok $local_res->is_success,  'local GET / should succeed';
           ok $server_res->is_success, 'server GET / should succeed';

   DESCRIPTION
       "Plack::Test::Agent" is an OO interface to test PSGI applications. It can perform GET and
       POST requests against PSGI applications either in process or over HTTP through a
       Plack::Handler compatible backend.

       NOTE: This is an experimental module and its interface may change.

   CONSTRUCTION
       "new"

       The "new" constructor creates an instance of "Plack::Test::Agent". This constructor takes
       one mandatory named argument and several optional arguments.

       ·   "app" is the mandatory argument. You must provide a PSGI application to test.

       ·   "server" is an optional argument. When provided, "Plack::Test::Agent" will attempt to
           start a PSGI handler and will communicate via HTTP to the application running through
           the handler. See Plack::Loader for details on selecting the appropriate server.

       ·   "host" is an optional argument representing the name or IP address for the server to
           use. The default is "localhost".

       ·   "port" is an optional argument representing the TCP port to for the server to use. If
           not provided, the service will run on a randomly selected available port outside of
           the IANA reserved range. (See Test::TCP for details on the selection of the port
           number.)

       ·   "ua" is an optional argument of something which conforms to the LWP::UserAgent
           interface such that it provides a "request" method which takes an HTTP::Request object
           and returns an HTTP::Response object. The default is an instance of "LWP::UserAgent".

   METHODS
       This class provides several useful methods:

       "get"

       This method takes a URI and makes a "GET" request against the PSGI application with that
       URI. It returns an HTTP::Response object representing the results of that request.

       "post"

       This method takes a URI and makes a "POST" request against the PSGI application with that
       URI. It returns an HTTP::Response object representing the results of that request. As an
       optional second parameter, pass an array reference of key/value pairs for the form
       content:

           $agent->post( '/edit_user',
               [
                   shoe_size => '10.5',
                   eye_color => 'blue green',
                   status    => 'twin',
               ]);

       "execute_request"

       This method takes an HTTP::Request, performs it against the bound app, and returns an
       HTTP::Response. This allows you to craft your own requests directly.

       "get_mech"

       Used internally to create a default UserAgent, if none is provided to the constructor.
       Returns a Test::WWW::Mechanize::Bound object.

       "normalize_uri"

       Used internally to ensure that all requests use the correct scheme, host and port.  The
       scheme and host default to "http" and "localhost" respectively, while the port is
       determined by Test::TCP.

       "start_server"

       Starts a test server via Test::TCP.  If a "server" arg has been provided to the
       constructor, it will use this class to load a server.  Defaults to letting Plack::Loader
       decide which server class to use.

   CREDITS
       Thanks to Zbigniew Łukasiak and Tatsuhiko Miyagawa for suggestions.

AUTHORS

       ·   chromatic <chromatic@wgz.org>

       ·   Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>

       ·   Ran Eilam <ran.eilam@gmail.com>

       ·   Olaf Alders <olaf@wundercounter.com>

CONTRIBUTORS

       ·   Dave Rolsky <drolsky@maxmind.com>

       ·   Olaf Alders <oalders@maxmind.com>

       ·   Ran Eilam <reilam@maxmind.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2011 - 2015 by chromatic.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.