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Python testing frameworks: Finding modules to test

Jun 05, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Craig Rhodes)

"The Python programming community is well-known for their advocacy of unit testing and functional testing. Not only do these practices help assure that components and applications are written right the first time, but that they stay working through months and years of further tweaks and improvements.

"This article is the second in a three-part series on modern Python testing frameworks. The first article in this series introduced zope.testing, py.test, and nose, and began to describe how they can change the way that Python projects write and maintain their tests. This second article details the differences in how the three frameworks are invoked, in how they examine a project to discover tests, and how they select which of those tests then get run. Finally, the third article will look at all of the reporting features that have been developed to let testing support more and more powerful techniques."

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