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Python Testing Beginner's Guide by Daniel Arbuckle

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Chapter 1. Testing for Fun and Profit

You're a programmer: a coder, a developer, or maybe a hacker! As such, it's almost impossible that you haven't had to sit down with a program that you were sure was ready for use—or worse yet, a program you knew was not ready—and put together a bunch of tests to prove it. It often feels like an exercise in futility, or at best a waste of time. We'll learn how to avoid that situation, and make testing an easy and enjoyable process.

This book is going to show you a new way to test, a way that puts much of the burden of testing right where it should be: on the computer. Even better, your tests will help you to find problems early and tell you just where they are, so that you can fix them easily. You'll love the ...

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