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Unit Testing and Test Driven Development in Python

Created by Richard Wells, Last Updated 11-Jul-2020, Language:English

Unit Testing and Test Driven Development in Python

Learning the discipline of Test Driven Development (also known as TDD) Using the Python Programming Language

Created by Richard Wells, Last Updated 11-Jul-2020, Language:English

What Will I Get ?

  • Understand what is Unit Testing and Test Driven Development and how do they help you.
  • Understand what the PyTest testing library is and how it is used for writing unit tests in Python.
  • Know how to setup some common Python development environments to use PyTest.
  • Understand what Test Doubles are and how they are implemented and used with unittest.mock.
  • Know some of the Best Practices for Unit Testing and Test Driven Development.
  • Walk through some hands on example programming sessions using TDD in Python.

Requirements

  • A basic understanding of the Python programming language.
  • A PC running Windows, MacOS X, or Linux.
  • Python 2.7 or 3 installed on that PC.
  • A Python development environment setup (editor and/or IDE of choice.

Description

Test Driven Development is a key discipline every software developer should practice to ensure the quality of their code.  In this course I'll show you how to use this discipline in your everyday coding practices to help ensure the quality of your code base.

In this course we’ll be going over:

  • What is Unit Testing and Test Driven Development and how does it help you.
  • What is the PyTest testing library and how is it used for writing unit tests in Python.
  • How to setup some common Python development environments to use PyTest.
  • What are Test Doubles and how do you implement and use them with unittest.mock.
  • What are some Best Practices for unit testing and Test Driven Development.
  • We’ll also walk through some hands on example programming sessions using TDD in Python.

Course Content