[TIP] Python Testing Tools Taxonomy

Grig Gheorghiu grig.gheorghiu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 13:37:04 PDT 2011

I ended up adding a paragraph at the top of the page at
pycheesecake.org specifying that the page is deprecated, and linking
to the new page at the Python wiki.


On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Grig Gheorghiu <grig.gheorghiu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 useful if a lot of people are still landing on older outdated copies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.
> Grig

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