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Python testing goodies

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Just found out that there’s a PPA with the latest releases of a whole bunch of Python testing goodies, including:

  • testtools - Extensions to unittest that make real extensions possible
  • testresources - Safely re-use expensive resources in tests without paying massive set-up costs
  • subunit - Manipulate, exchange and analyze test results without writing code
  • testscenarios - Run the same tests against many different implementations

If you are running Ubuntu 9.10 or later, then sudo add-apt-repository ppa:subunit will add it to your apt sources.

We’re starting to grow a lot of useful, small testing tools that become even more useful when combined. I really like the “small pieces, loosely joined” approach, but sometimes that can make deployment & dependency management a colossal pain. Happily, Ubuntu, Rob and Launchpad PPAs to the rescue.