Hands-On Test Driven Development with Python [Video]

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  • Know how to write better Python code faster using the disciplines of Unit Testing and TDD
  • Use code coverage tools to ensure your unit tests are thoroughly testing all of your production code
  • See the application of Unit Testing and TDD using the PyTest unit testing framework to create your unit tests
  • Set up several popular Python IDEs to run PyTest unit tests and visually show the results in the IDE
  • Get to know the best practices for Unit Testing and TDD and how to apply them
  • Apply an Isolated Test Environment using the unittest.mock library to test your production code in isolation
  • Create Python virtual environments to create isolated Python development environments for each of your projects

Do you want to be one of the core developers at your company—the person that everyone wants on their team, and who can deliver new features that work on time? Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development (TDD) are key disciplines that can help you achieve that goal.

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn about the PyTest testing library and how it’s used to write unit tests in Python. You’ll also set up some common Python development environments to use PyTest. You’ll create isolated test environments with Test Doubles and learn how to implement and use them with unittest.mock. Moving on, you’ll get to know some of the best practices in Unit Testing and TDD and get some hands-on experience with programming by implementing unit tests using TDD in Python. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to apply the practices of Unit Testing and TDD on a daily basis to radically increase the quality of your code and help you and your company achieve your goals faster than ever before.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/-Hands-on-Test-Driven-Development-with-Python

Style and Approach

This course takes a step-by-step approach, providing an in-depth explanation of TDD and example coding sessions that show you how the tools and practices are actually applied to real-world problems.

  • Provides an overview and best practices of Unit Testing.
  • See practical applications and the best practices in Test-Driven Development
  • Provides instruction on the PyTest python unit testing framework and unittest.mock mocking library as well as how to use these tools in several popular Python Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
Course Length 2 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781789138313
Date Of Publication 23 May 2018


Richard Wells

Richard Wells is a software engineer with over twenty years of experience. He has contributed immensely towards writing codes in Assembly, C, C++, Java, C#, Javascript, and Python. He is also well-informed with the entire software development lifecycle. He has written system requirements, software requirements, use cases, and user stories. He has worked on several difficult projects with tight deadlines and high expectations for quality and because of that, he is an avid practitioner of Agile, Scrum, and Extreme Programming disciplines. He is very much passionate about the process of writing quality software fast.