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Crafting Test-Driven Software with Python

By : Alessandro Molina
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Crafting Test-Driven Software with Python

By: Alessandro Molina

Overview of this book

Test-driven development (TDD) is a set of best practices that helps developers to build more scalable software and is used to increase the robustness of software by using automatic tests. This book shows you how to apply TDD practices effectively in Python projects. You’ll begin by learning about built-in unit tests and Mocks before covering rich frameworks like PyTest and web-based libraries such as WebTest and Robot Framework, discovering how Python allows you to embrace all modern testing practices with ease. Moving on, you’ll find out how to design tests and balance them with new feature development and learn how to create a complete test suite with PyTest. The book helps you adopt a hands-on approach to implementing TDD and associated methodologies that will have you up and running and make you more productive in no time. With the help of step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you’ll explore automatic tests and TDD best practices and get to grips with the methodologies and tools available in Python for creating effective and robust applications. By the end of this Python book, you will be able to write reliable test suites in Python to ensure the long-term resilience of your application using the range of libraries offered by Python for testing and development.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Software Testing and Test-Driven Development
Section 2: PyTest for Python Testing
Section 3: Testing for the Web
About Packt
Section 1: Software Testing and Test-Driven Development

In this section, we will introduce software testing principles, automated quality control, and the distinction between quality control and quality assurance, and learn how these concepts are applied in the Python world using the pytest framework.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Getting Started with Software Testing
  • Chapter 2, Test Doubles with a Chat Application
  • Chapter 3, Test-Driven Development while Creating a TODO List
  • Chapter 4, Scaling the Test Suite