Background Tasks#

Background tasks work with the same API as for Quart with the tasks themselves running on a nursery stored on the app, app.nursery.

Testing background tasks#

By default the Quart test client is scoped to requests without any ability to run background tasks. To test with background tasks the test_app context manager must be used. This creates the nursery on the app which exists during the context. For example,

async def test_something():
    async with app.test_app() as test_app:
        assert test_app.nursery is not None
        test_client = test_app.test_client()
    assert app.nursery is None