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Behaviour Driven Development tools in Python

Behaviour Driven Development is great enhancement for Test Driven Development. It helps to look on project from user's perspective. Something that we often miss as programmers. In my opinion not all tools that we have are equally helpful in this.

28 Apr 2015 by dryobates


If you want do Test Driven Development your tests should run in a split second. Your tests shouldn't touch database if it's possible nor you should run slow acceptance tests in one run with unit tests for TDD. django-smarttest is package which helps you keep with that rules.

30 Mar 2015 by dryobates

Requirements change and TDD

In perfect programming world requirements doesn't change. We don't live in perfect world so how Test Driven Development can help us when requirements change just before a release?

07 Mar 2015 by dryobates


My coworker asked me to explain him how to use mock library while writing tests. Why to tell him how to use it? Let he gave it a try at Coding Dojo!.

16 Feb 2015 by dryobates

Tox - testing in multiply versions

In my work I use BuildBot for testing project in different python and Django versions. At home running BuildBot seems like a little overkill. Tox is an answer for build in home CI system.

06 Dec 2014 by dryobates

Jakub Stolarski. Software engineer. I work professionally as programmer since 2005. Speeding up software development with Test Driven Development, task automation and optimization for performance are things that focus my mind from my early career up to now. If you ask me for my religion: Python, Vim and FreeBSD are my trinity ;) Email: