[TIP] Python Testing Tools Taxonomy

Grig Gheorghiu grig.gheorghiu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 13:31:09 PDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:19 AM, Chris Wesseling <Chris.Wesseling at cwi.nl> wrote:
> On 2011-09-05T21:17:56+0200, Geoff Bache wrote:
>> Hi again Chris and others,
>> > I don't know about the activity. Seems OK at first glance, but it's just
>> > a date.
>> >
>> > What's really nice for deciding on which tool to try is a side by side
>> > comparison like http://garybernhardt.github.com/python-mock-comparison/
>> >
>> > And given it's a doctest, it might even be feasible to check in a
>> > buildbot/Jenkins/[other ci] setup.
>> I added a link to this above the mocking tools section.
> Nice.
>> While more side-by-side comparisons at the code level would certainly
>> be interesting, they're a lot of work to produce, and in some cases
>> may lead to confusion where tools are not directly solving the same
>> problem. A key part of this discussion  is how to make this a useful
>> resource without requiring huge amounts of effort from individual
>> maintainers, which is a model that has failed in the past.
> The sphinx source for this particular effort is available @
> https://github.com/garybernhardt/python-mock-comparison
> And, judging by the history, pull requests are acted upon.
> I think contributing to this comparison is a way for library maintainers
> to toot their horn and get a/expand their following.
>> >> Also, can we possibly take down the other two copies of this and/or
>> >> replace them with links to the wiki? (That's the original Cheesecake
>> >> one and Michael's half-done one). If I google it the new version is
>> >> the third hit of the three currently...
>> No response here so far. I'm happy to go on weeding out dead projects
>> but am going to wait until this happens: it's not going to be very
>> useful if a lot of people are still landing on older outdated copies
>> of it.
> I've posted a patch to cheesecake-dev last night. I'll mention the
> TestingToolsTaxonomy issue when I get a response.

I'll take down the original page at pycheesecake.org.


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