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Basic Unittesting with Python [ID:765] (1/2)

in series: Unittesting with Python

video tutorial by Florian Mayer, added 06/08

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This video will teach you the absolute basics of Python unittesting.

It will teach you how to test your applicating using unittests.

# test.py
import unittest
import random
import string
import string_functions

class CheckStringFunctions(unittest.TestCase):
	def testOrd(self):
		rand_char = random.choice(string.letters)
		rand_char_ord = string_functions.get_ord(rand_char)
		new_char = string_functions.get_char(rand_char_ord)
		self.assertEqual(rand_char, new_char)

class CheckNumbers(unittest.TestCase):
	def testInt(self):
		self.assertEqual(2, 2)

if __name__ == "__main__":
	unittest.main()
	
	
# string_functions.py
def get_ord(char):
	return ord(char) # WRONG

def get_char(nmb):
	return chr(nmb)

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27. Erik Itland Sun, 30 May 2010 22:57

Well done. One thing that might improve it further is doing two screencasts, -one for beginners in python unittesting and one for beginners in unittesting.


Good video, but very basic. looking forward to more advanced examples with a more realistic library.


Very helping - keep it up!


24. anonymous Thu, 17 Dec 2009 06:33

Very cool quick intro - just enough to give the flavor of the topic. Thanks!


23. anonymous Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:29

Great Video. Keep up the good work.


22. anonymous Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:54

Thank you, very clear!


21. anonymous Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:33

Thanks, I have a better understanding of what unittest is now.


20. anonymous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:43

Great video for introduction into the unittest,


19. anonymous Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:34

Great intro to unit testing in Python. Keep up the good work!


18. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:14

Thanks so much for your simple tutorial man! You guys that do this are a great resource to everyone else!

Gus


17. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:09

Thanks so much for your simple tutorial man! You guys that do this are a great resource to everyone else!

Gus


16. anonymous Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:13

Nice clear introduction!

I am trying to teach some people unit testing and you did a good job laying things out.


15. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 06:11

How to run more than 1 test cases at the time. Means many test case should get run at once.

How to run test suite?

Can you please guide me through mail or any video tutorial.

Python unit testing using Eclipse IDE.


The next tutorial is already published as the continuation of this one. So you do not need to await it. Be sure to leave me some feedback for that one.


Thank you very much, I succeed... I await Your next tutorial, and thanks one more time!

Regards


http://www.mediafire.com/?4jkjowghy1q Try downloading the original version from here if you can't watch the full video. Thanks for the feedback and be sure to watch my continuation of the series "Test Driven Development by Example".


Thanks very much, but video is broken, only about 30 % of video can be showed (online and with downloaded .flv)...

Is this happened only to me or...?

Regards


Then you might have misunderstood the title. It says "Basic Unittesting with Python", meaning it's more about how to write unittests than when to. I might come to talk about "Test-Driven Development" in a sequel of this video.

Sorry for not meeting your expectations, but stay tuned, I might make a screencast about just the thing you wanted.

To the others, thanks for the positive feedback.


9. anonymous Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:41

I saw this video and was excited because I wanted to be able to link my students to a showmedo about python unit testing. However, I can't link them to this because you did not follow proper TDD practice of writing the tests first and then writing the code. I know it may seem a bit picky, but it is a big deal imo.


You need the xvid codec to view the original version of the video. If you are a Windows user, it can be obtainned with the "K-Lite codec pack", at least that's what I used to see whether it can be viewed in Windows.

Thanks for the positive feedback, I will consider making a second video showing some more advanced features of unittesting.


And there's the code right on this page! Great!


I did download the original version, but don't have the necessary codec(?) to watch it.


Because the code is a bit hard to read, could a link to it be provided?


First thanks for the positive feedback.

Second, no I don't really notice that the text is very difficult to read, it is a bit small, I admit, but for me it is readable. Maybe my eyes are better than I thought they were.

If you really cannot read it and still want to see it, just download the original 800x600 version from http://www.mediafire.com/?4jkjowghy1q


Florian, I don't know if you noticed it but it is very difficult to read the text you write.


2. anonymous Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:00

hi florian

very clear and nice tutorial thanks for that!


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