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Test-Driven Python Development

By : Siddharta Govindaraj
Book Image

Test-Driven Python Development

By: Siddharta Govindaraj

Overview of this book

This book starts with a look at the test-driven development process, and how it is different from the traditional way of writing code. All the concepts are presented in the context of a real application that is developed in a step-by-step manner over the course of the book. While exploring the common types of smelly code, we will go back into our example project and clean up the smells that we find. Additionally, we will use mocking to implement the parts of our example project that depend on other systems. Towards the end of the book, we'll take a look at the most common patterns and anti-patterns associated with test-driven development, including integration of test results into the development process.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Test-Driven Python Development
About the Author
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Chapter 10. Tools to Improve Test-Driven Development

Up to this point, we have mostly been looking at how to write and run tests. In this chapter, we will turn our attention to integrating the tests with the wider development environment. Having tests integrated into the development environment is important because it allows us to set up an automated process through which tests are executed regularly. We will also look at other tools that can improve the way we do TDD—from other test runners to libraries that make asserting easier.