move test helpers out of TransactionTestCase
|Reported by:||zalew||Owned by:||zalew|
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django.test.testcases.TestCase inherits from TransactionTestCase, so when django.db is not used in the project, it complains during testing about "ImproperlyConfigured: settings.DATABASES". A solution is to use SimpleTestCase (which TransactionTestCase inherits from), but this class doesn't contain the useful test helpers currently located in TransactionTestCase, which aren't in any way related to db handling:
Proposal: move them out either to SimpleTestCase, or a separate class other tests (including TransactionTestCase) can inherit from, so they can be used in non-db test cases.