This chapter showed us how to write
doctests, make use of the shortcuts provided by
py.test, and use the
logging module. With testing, there is never a one-size-fits-all solution. While the
doctest system is very useful in many cases for providing both documentation and tests at the same time, in many functions, there are edge cases that simply don't matter for documentation, but still need to be tested. This is where regular unit tests come in and where
py.test helps a lot.
py.test library is always evolving, this chapter cannot fully cover everything you will need, but it should provide you with enough of a basis to be able to use it effectively and extend it where needed.
The logging module is extremely useful but it's also ...