Embedded integration testing framework.

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pip install pykiso==0.28.0


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pykiso is an integration test framework. With it, it is possible to write

  • Whitebox integration tests directly on my target device
  • Graybox integration tests to make sure the communication-link with my target device is working as expected
  • Blackbox integration tests to make sure my external device interfaces are working as expected

The project will contain:

  • The core python framework (this repository)
  • Framework plugins that are generic enough to be integrated as "native" (this repository)
  • Additional "testApps" for different targets platforms (e.g. stm32, ...) or languages (C, C++, ...) . It could be pure SW or also HW (other repositories)

Link to Eclipse Project



  • Python 3.7+
  • pip/poetry (used to get the rest of the requirements)


pip install pykiso # Core framework
pip install pykiso[plugins] # For installing all plugins
pip install pykiso[all] # For installing all what we have to offer

Poetry is more appropriate for developers as it automatically creates virtual environments.

cd kiso-testing
poetry install --all-extras
poetry shell


To improve code-quality, a configuration of pre-commit hooks are available. The following pre-commit hooks are used:

  • ruff-format
  • flake8
  • isort
  • trailing-whitespace
  • end-of-file-fixer
  • check-docstring-first
  • check-json
  • check-added-large-files
  • check-yaml
  • debug-statements

If you don't have pre-commit installed, you can get it using pip:

pip install pre-commit

Start using the hooks with

pre-commit install

Commit message convention

Commits are sorted into multiple categories based on keywords that can occur at any position as part of the commit message. [Category] Keywords

  • [Features] feat:
  • [Fixes] fix:
  • [Docs] docs:
  • [Styles] style:
  • [Refactors] refactor!:
  • [Performances] perf:
  • [Tests] test:
  • [Build] build:
  • [Ci] ci: Each commit is considered only once according to the order of the categories listed above. Merge commits are ignored.

The tool commitizen can help you to create commits which follows these standards.

# if not yet installed:
pip install -U commitizen==2.20.4
# helps you to create a commit:
cz commit
# or use equivalent short variant:
cz c

Generate Changelog

After you installed the dev dependencies from the pipfile you are able to autogenerate the Changelog.

invoke changelog


Once installed the application is bound to pykiso, it can be called with the following arguments:

Usage: pykiso [OPTIONS]

  Embedded Integration Test Framework - CLI Entry Point.

  TAG Filters: any additional option to be passed to the test as tag through
  the pykiso call. Multiple values must be separated with a comma.

  For example: pykiso -c your_config.yaml --branch-level dev,master --variant

  -c, --test-configuration-file FILE
                                  path to the test configuration file (in YAML
                                  format)  [required]
  -l, --log-path PATH             path to log-file or folder. If not set will
                                  log to STDOUT
                                  set the verbosity of the logging
  --junit                         enables the generation of a junit report
  --text                          default, test results are only displayed in
                                  the console
  --step-report PATH              generate the step report at the specified
  --failfast                      stop the test run on the first error or
  -v, --verbose                   activate the internal framework logs
  -p, --pattern TEXT              test filter pattern, e.g. 'test_suite_1.py'
                                  or 'test_*.py'. Or even more granularly
  --version                       Show the version and exit.
  -h, --help                      Show this message and exit.
  --logger                        Change the logger class used in pykiso, value
                                  is the import path to the logger class, example

Suitable config files are available in the examples folder.

Demo using example config

invoke run

Running the Tests

invoke test