Automated Testing and Test Driven Development for Developers (3 days)

This workshop covers all aspects of automated testing in Python.
It focuses a lot on two methodologies: Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development.
It covers test isolation, mocking, a wide range of testing frameworks and tools (unittest, doctest, nose2, behave,, webtest among others) as well as code coverage and an overview of unconventional testing approaches.

Next Open Course

  • 6-8 or 11-13 December 2017
  • Cardiff, Bristol or nearby

At this workshop you will learn:

  • How to start writing tests?
  • How to isolate your tests from external resources, like databases, sockets or even external APIs?
  • How to start testing systems consisting of multiple modules?
  • How to refactor code?
  • How to test web applications?
  • What tools, libraries and framework are available in Python and how to choose the correct one?
  • How outside-in development style helps you create better code.
  • How to write plain-text stories in Gherkin, so that non-developers can read your tests?
  • And many, many more.

Check out the detailed course syllabus


2. Code Refactoring

3. Builtin Testing Frameworks

4. Test Driven Development

5. ​​​​Test Isolation and Mocking

6. Testing Web Applications

7. Overview of Other Testing Approaches and Code Coverage

8. Outside-in Development

9. ​​​​Plain-Text Stories in Gherkin.

10. DSL

11. Behaviour Driven Development

Your Trainer - Chris Mędrela

  • Certified Instructor of both Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, leading organizations providing workshops for scientists and researchers.
  • Open Source contributor - creator of System Check Framework introduced in Django 1.7 in 2014.
  • Delivered workshops for corporations (Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Allegro and more) and public sector (Office for National Statistics, Aarhus University).
Your Trainer Chris Mędrela