TDD in python

rustom rustompmody at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 05:50:48 CET 2010


On Nov 29, 4:59 pm, André <andre.robe... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 29, 7:31 am, rustom <rustompm... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Nov 28, 7:52 pm, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at behnel.de> wrote:
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> > > Rustom Mody, 28.11.2010 11:58:
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> > > > Does anyone know of something like this for python?
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> > > >http://www.vimeo.com/13240481
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> > > The page seems to require a recent version of the Flash player. Could you
> > > describe what exactly you are looking for?
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> > > Stefan
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> > Well most modern languages have TDD frameworks.
> > However TDD is learnt by doing and not from books (like swimming/
> > cycling).
> > This screencast gives a detailed demo of *doing it* in eclipse/C++
> > I was hoping for something similar for python
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> Go to showmedo.com and do a search for "python tdd"; you'll find many
> such screencasts.
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> André

Looking around I found this:
http://bytes.com/topic/python/answers/43330-unittest-vs-py-test
where Raymond Hettinger no less says quite unequivocally that he
prefers test.py to builtin unittest
because it is not so heavy-weight

Is this the general consensus nowadays among pythonistas?
[Note I tend to agree but Ive no experience so asking]



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