[python-uk] Dojo / workshop on "TDD Django with Selenium" - any interest?

Harry Percival harry.percival at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 19:11:37 CEST 2011

Hey Andy, Bruce,

Wow, charging for it, hadn't even thought of that!  No, I think I'd be very
happy to do it for free...  Maybe when I get a bit more bored of it all I'll
demand some compensation ;-)

In terms of timing, I'm really not sure yet. My objective would be to try
and track the django tutorial, which involves the admin site, 3 simple views
and a couple of forms...  I'll have to think through how it would all
work...  if it was a workshop, maybe I'd have a repo with some pre-prepared
branches everyone can pull from, and work through together as we add bits of
code, before moving onto the next one...

How much time do you guys think people could stand?  We'd need a proper
break if it was any longer than 1.5 hours... And any longer than 3 hours
would probably be too much...

testing topics I'd want to cover:
- an automated FT runner
- keep production and test data separate
- selenium API:  find_elements_by_id, find_element_by_css_selector, etc etc
- unit tests and the django test runner
- the django (unit) test client
- mocking
- why test, anyway? and what to test?

django topics I'd want to cover:
- manage.py commands: startproject, startapp, syncdb, runserver, loaddata
- the admin site
- models
- views
- templates
- forms

- javascript
- transactions
- south

lots for me to think about!  Do you guys think anything is missing?


On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Bruce Durling <bld at otfrom.com> wrote:

> Harry,
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 17:26, Harry Percival <harry.percival at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi-ho python peeps,
> >
> > Would anyone be interested in a dojo / worksop on the topic of
> test-driven
> > Django development, with Selenium?
> That sounds like a great idea.
> > So, trying to get an idea of numbers - would anyone be interested?
> London
> > area, venue suggestions also gratefully accepted...
> I think you'd get very good turnout for this (I'd be interested for a
> start). How long did you think it would last (1-2hrs or longer)? Will
> it be free or will you charge?
> There are a number of venues in London that could host depending on
> numbers and what you have planned.
> cheers,
> Bruce

Harry J.W. Percival
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