holger at merlinux.eu
Sat Oct 30 05:58:32 PDT 2010
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 14:36 -0700, Rhett Garber wrote:
> Just found out about this mailing list. I thought you all might be
> interested in a testing framework we developed here at Yelp.
Same as Ned i'd like to encourage you to not feel discouraged too much :)
All the criticisers here are nice guys and have contributed
to improving Testing with Python sometimes by re-inventing the wheel
themselves, much as myself being the original author of py.test :-)
> >From the blog post http://engineeringblog.yelp.com/2010/10/now-testify.html
> "Testify provides:
> * PEP8 naming conventions. No more setUp()
I like that as it aligns with my original motviations when i started
a new test tool :)
> * Less java-like dependencies on class methods for things like
> assertions. Down with self.assertEqual()
Same here. You solve that by a general "from testify import *" and
providing all the methods as globals.
> * Enhanced test fixture setup. Multiple setup/teardown methods.
> Class and module level fixtures.
> * Test discovery
the commandline runner does not seem to allow specifying filenames, right?
When working from the shell, that's very convenient i think.
> * Flexible, decorator based suite system.
Decorator-code itself also shows up in tracebacks, i think usually one doesn't
want to see that.
> * Fancy color test runner with lots of logging / reporting options
> (JSON anyone?)
Is there coloring besides in the summary line?
> * Split test suites into buckets for easy parallelization
That i'd like to hear a bit more about.
> * Built-in utilities for common operations like building mocks,
> profiling, and measuring code coverage.
> * Plugin system for hooking in whatever extra features you like.
> * Mostly backwards compatible with unittest test cases.
> * A cool name."
Apart from the last point, i think all other testing tools and frameworks
provide similar features plus some more. So maybe you want to merge
with one of the other efforts? Sidenote: if you like to look into py.test
some more, i recommend to use the ongoing soon-to-be-released new
> You can get it on github: http://github.com/Yelp/Testify
> Or of course just easy_install testify
> Comments or suggestions would be very welcome.
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