Test & Code :  Python Testing for Software Engineering

Test & Code is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Okken. The show covers a wide array of topics including software engineering, development, testing, Python programming, and many related topics. When we get into the implementation specifics, that's usually Python, such as Python packaging, tox, pytest, and unittest. However, well over half of the topics are language agnostic, such as data science, DevOps, TDD, public speaking, mentoring, feature testing, NoSQL databases, end to end testing, automation, continuous integration, development methods, Selenium, the testing pyramid, and DevOps.



19: Python unittest with Robert Collins

Interview with Robert Collins, current core maintainer of Python's unittest module.

Some of the topics covered
  • How did Robert become the maintainer of unittest?
  • unittest2 as a rolling backport of unittest
  • test and class parametrization with subtest and testscenarios
  • Which extension to unittest most closely resembles Pytest fixtures?
  • Comparing Pytest and unittest
  • Will unittest ever get assert rewriting?
  • Future changes to unittest

I've been re-studying unittest recently and I mostly wanted to ask Robert a bunch of clarifying questions.

This is an intermediate to advanced discussion of unittest.
Many great features of unittest go by quickly in this talk.
Please let me know if there's something you'd like me to cover in more depth as a blog post or a future episode.

  • unittest
  • unittest2
  • pip
  • mock
  • testtools
  • fixtures
  • testscenarios
  • subunit
  • pipserver
  • devpi
  • testresources
  • TIP (testing in python) mailing list

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