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 Ian Ozsvald
I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see http://showmedo.com/about), author of `The Screencasting Handbook <http://thescreencastinghandbook.com>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production ...
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Unit-tests are an invaluable development tool and should be a part of every developer's toolkit. Not only do they help us to test that our code works as expected, they also help us to write good code in the first place and point out errors that are introduced later in the development cycle.
Here we test that the nosetests environment is installed and running before we go on to write tests for our code in the following episodes.
We also look at this special piece of code 'if __name__ == '__main__':' which lets us unit-test just our functions.
Assumptions: nosetests is already installed on your machine. This wiki page describes how to install nosetests. The Python Development series also covers the use of nosetests in this episode.
Task: make testCSVReader.py and test that nosetests works
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