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unittest: it ain't broke, let's fix it

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I spoke at EuroPython 2009 in Birmingham about the unittest module in the Python standard library.

The central thesis was first proposed to me by Robert Collins, probably around 2003 or 2004. The idea is that unittest is actually surprisingly good and more extensible than you think. It was also Rob’s idea to co-present this as a talk in Birmingham. Sadly, I was obliged to present it by myself.

I’d like to write up the talk more thoroughly, and am keen to publish brief posts on why layers are bad and why setUpClass is bad, but for now I’ll just post the artifacts from EuroPython.

What do you think?

Update: Audio now available.