So, this is FastFixtureTestCase from django-nose, but altered to mock out
transaction.Atomic to make it work with Django 1.6

Most of the new magic is powered by Mock, and in the __call__ method. 

Mock doesn't do well at mocking out @decorators, AFAICT. 

import sys

from django import test
from django.test import SimpleTestCase
from django.conf import settings
from django.core import cache, mail
from django.core.management import call_command
from django.db import connections, DEFAULT_DB_ALIAS, transaction

#Third Party
from django_nose.fixture_tables import tables_used_by_fixtures
from django_nose.utils import uses_mysql
import mock

from oldcode.testboost import fake_transaction

__all__ = ['FastFixtureTestCase']

class FastFixtureTestCase(test.TransactionTestCase):

class DisabledFastFixtureTestCase(test.TransactionTestCase):
    """Test case that loads fixtures once and for all rather than once per test

    Using this can save huge swaths of time while still preserving test
    isolation. Fixture data is loaded at class setup time, and the transaction
    is committed. Commit and rollback methods are then monkeypatched away (like
    in Django's standard TestCase), and each test is run. After each test, the
    monkeypatching is temporarily undone, and a rollback is issued, returning
    the DB content to the pristine fixture state. Finally, upon class teardown,
    the DB is restored to a post-syncdb-like state by deleting the contents of
    any table that had been touched by a fixture (keeping infrastructure tables
    like django_content_type and auth_permission intact).

    Note that this is like Django's TestCase, not its TransactionTestCase, in
    that you cannot do your own commits or rollbacks from within tests.

    For best speed, group tests using the same fixtures into as few classes as
    possible. Better still, don't do that, and instead use the fixture-bundling
    plugin from django-nose, which does it dynamically at test time.

    cleans_up_after_itself = True  # This is the good kind of puppy.

    def setUpClass(cls):
        """Turn on manual commits. Load and commit the fixtures."""
        if not test.testcases.connections_support_transactions():
            raise NotImplementedError('%s supports only DBs with transaction '
                                      'capabilities.' % cls.__name__)
        for db in cls._databases():
            # These MUST be balanced with one leave_* each:
            # Don't commit unless we say so:
            transaction.managed(True, using=db)


    def tearDownClass(cls):
        """Truncate the world, and turn manual commit management back off."""
        for db in cls._databases():
            # Finish off any transactions that may have happened in
            # tearDownClass in a child method.
            if transaction.is_dirty(using=db):

    def _fixture_setup(cls):
        """Load fixture data, and commit."""
        for db in cls._databases():
            if (hasattr(cls, 'fixtures') and
                getattr(cls, '_fb_should_setup_fixtures', True)):
                # Iff the fixture-bundling test runner tells us we're the first
                # suite having these fixtures, set them up:
                call_command('loaddata', *cls.fixtures, **{'verbosity': 0,
                                                           'commit': False,
                                                           'database': db})
            # No matter what, to preserve the effect of cursor start-up
            # statements...

    def _fixture_teardown(cls):
        """Empty (only) the tables we loaded fixtures into, then commit."""
        if hasattr(cls, 'fixtures') and \
           getattr(cls, '_fb_should_teardown_fixtures', True):
            # If the fixture-bundling test runner advises us that the next test
            # suite is going to reuse these fixtures, don't tear them down.
            for db in cls._databases():
                tables = tables_used_by_fixtures(cls.fixtures, using=db)
                # TODO: Think about respecting _meta.db_tablespace, not just
                # db_table.
                if tables:
                    connection = connections[db]
                    cursor = connection.cursor()

                    # TODO: Rather than assuming that anything added to by a
                    # fixture can be emptied, remove only what the fixture
                    # added. This would probably solve input.mozilla.com's
                    # failures (since worked around) with Site objects; they
                    # were loading additional Sites with a fixture, and then
                    # the Django-provided example.com site was evaporating.
                    if uses_mysql(connection):
                        cursor.execute('SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0')
                        for table in tables:
                            # Truncate implicitly commits.
                            cursor.execute('TRUNCATE `%s`' % table)
                        # TODO: necessary?
                        cursor.execute('SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=1')
                        for table in tables:
                            cursor.execute('DELETE FROM %s' % table)

                # cursor.close()  # Should be unnecessary, since we committed
                # any environment-setup statements that come with opening a new
                # cursor when we committed the fixtures.

    def __call__(self, result=None):
        Wrapper around default __call__ method to do funky magic
        testMethod = getattr(self, self._testMethodName)
        skipped = (getattr(self.__class__, "unittest_skip__", False) or
            getattr(testMethod, "__unittest_skip__", False))
        if not skipped: 
            except Exception:
                result.addError(self, sys.exc_info())
        with mock.patch('django.db.transaction', fake_transaction):
            with mock.patch('django.db.models.base.transaction', fake_transaction):
                with mock.patch('django.contrib.sessions.backends.db.transaction', fake_transaction):
                    super(SimpleTestCase, self).__call__(result)
        if not skipped:
            except Exception:
                result.addError(self, sys.exc_info())

    def _pre_setup(self):
        """Disable transaction methods, and clear some globals."""
        # Repeat stuff from TransactionTestCase, because I'm not calling its
        # _pre_setup, because that would load fixtures again.
        settings.TEMPLATE_DEBUG = settings.DEBUG = False

        self.client = self.client_class()
        mail.outbox = []

        # Clear site cache in case somebody's mutated Site objects and then
        # cached the mutated stuff:
        from django.contrib.sites.models import Site

    def _post_teardown(self):
        """Re-enable transaction methods, and roll back any changes.

        Rollback clears any DB changes made by the test so the original fixture
        data is again visible.

        # Rollback any mutations made by tests:
        for db in self._databases():


        # We do not need to close the connection here to prevent
        # http://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/7572, since we commit, not
        # rollback, the test fixtures and thus any cursor startup statements.

        # Don't call through to superclass, because that would call
        # _fixture_teardown() and close the connection.

    def _databases(cls):
        if getattr(cls, 'multi_db', False):
            return connections
            return [DEFAULT_DB_ALIAS]