[TIP] structure of a testing talk
gabrielhpugliese at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 20:22:23 PDT 2012
I mean, if you are talking to *experienced* developers :)
Gabriel Pugliese* +55 11 9-9374-2720
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:21 AM, Gabriel Pugliese <
gabrielhpugliese at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you talking to developers, tell them how can they improve Python
> testing...we could have some record testing that I wish it was built, like
> vcr.py  (Just a proof-of-concept from Ruby)
>  https://github.com/kevin1024/vcrpy
> Gabriel Pugliese*+55 11 9-9374-2720
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Hugo Lopes Tavares <hltbra at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hey Andrea,
>> I don't see you mentioning tests as regression tests. It is very
>> important. You can use as an example someone new coming to the team.
>> That people is not used to the codebase, and without tests, he can
>> break stuff without even noticing.
>> And tests as documentation is very worth mentioning too, because it is
>> very useful to see how code works reading tests. You can see the
>> corner cases and lots of scenarios you may even not know about.
>> Congratz for the talk.
>> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM, andrea crotti
>> <andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 2012/10/2 Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com>:
>> >> On 02/10/2012 14:16, Jonathan Hartley wrote:
>> >> I think I answered my own question: I was mentally comparing the
>> >> *with* tests for Python versus for other languages. I should have been
>> >> comparing the situations *without* tests. An alien mindset. Thanks for
>> >> my sounding-board.
>> > Yes that's the point.. In other languages you're in serious trouble
>> > if you don't test properly, in Python you're simply doomed ;)
>> > But on the other hand we have things like mock that more static
>> > languages don't have, so there are pros and cons..
>> > Another thing which people often say is "well it's just a small script
>> > I don't need tests", and then 3 months later is 5000 lines of
>> > monstruosity used in production.
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