[portland] Meeting notes: August 11, 2009 - optparse, and testing in a Python world

Adam Lowry adam at therobots.org
Wed Aug 12 18:13:24 CEST 2009

On Aug 11, 2009, at 8:35 PM, Igal Koshevoy wrote:
> 2. Adam Lowry presented "Testing My Patience", discussing testing in  
> Python

Thanks for the write-up, Igal. My slides and a few notes are up:

py.test is actually a more powerful tool than nose, in general, but  
I'd still recommend starting with nose.

The other mocking library I mentioned is mocker:

It works in the record->replay model, like Mox. It was harder for me  
to understand, but it might be better for you. It's also been around  

The very simplest mock library is python-mock:

Designing a system to handle your functional test setup can be  
troublesome, but I'm happy to help if I can.


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