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Unit Testing with Python 3

by Emily Bache

Unit testing is a great way to foster quality and enhance collaboration with other developers. Learn to write unit tests in good style using popular frameworks like unittest and pytest.

What you'll learn

Once you’ve learned the basics of the Python language and started building programs, you will soon realize a need for some automated tests to make sure everything you’ve built keeps on working as you (and other developers) extend and improve it. In this course, Unit Testing with Python, you will learn foundational knowledge in unit testing. First, you will discover how to write and run tests using the ‘unittest’ framework, and some theory about how to design good test cases. Next, you will explore other popular testing frameworks in Python - pytest and doctest. Finally, you will examine how to use test doubles effectively, and techniques for parameterized testing and measuring test coverage. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of writing unit tests needed to be confident adding tests for the code you write, and sharing those tests with other developers.

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About the author

Emily Bache is an independent consultant and technical coach specializing in automated testing and agile methods. Emily works daily with development teams helping them to improve their automated tests and raise code quality. Emily is the author of "Technical Coaching with the Samman method" and "The Coding Dojo Handbook: a practical guide to creating a space where good programmers can become great programmers". Emily spent many years working at AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceuticals co... more

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