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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Chapter 8. Testing, Profiling, and Dealing with Exceptions

"Just as the wise accepts gold after testing it by heating, cutting and rubbing it, so are my words to be accepted after examining them, but not out of respect for me."

 – Buddha

I love this quote by the Buddha. Within the software world, it translates perfectly into the healthy habit of never trusting code just because someone smart wrote it or because it's been working fine for a long a time. If it has not been tested, code is not to be trusted.

Why are tests so important? Well, for one, they give you predictability. Or, at least, they help you achieve high predictability. Unfortunately, there is always some bug that sneaks into the code. But we definitely want our code to be as predictable as possible. What we don't want is to have a surprise, in other words, our code behaving in an unpredictable way. Would you be happy to know that the software that checks on the sensors of the plane that is taking you on your holidays sometimes...