seeking to improve Python skills

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Jan 23 17:09:08 CET 2009


On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:57:16 +0100, mk <mrkafk at gmail.com> wrote:
>Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
><snip>
>>The most significant thing missing from this code is unit tests. 
>>Developing automated tests for your code will help you learn a lot.
>
>Thanks for all the remarks, I'll restructure my code. Probably the biggest 
>mistake was not keeping "moving average" class and others focused on its 
>respective jobs only.
>
>However, unit tests are a tougher cookie, do you have any resource that's 
>truly worth recommending for learning unit tests? The only resource I found 
>that was talking at some length about it was "Dive into Python" and I was 
>wondering if there's anything better out there...

I haven't read it, but a skilled colleague of mine recommends
<http://www.amazon.com/xUnit-Test-Patterns-Refactoring-Addison-Wesley/dp/0131495054/>.

Jean-Paul



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