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Test-Driven Development with Python, 2nd Edition by Harry J.W. Percival

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Appendix I. What to Do Next

Here I offer a few suggestions for things to investigate next, to develop your testing skills, and to apply them to some of the cool new technologies in web development (at the time of writing!).

I hope to turn each one of these into at least some sort of blog post, if not a future appendix to the book. I hope to also produce code examples for all of them, as time goes by. So do check out http://www.obeythetestinggoat.com, and see if there are any updates.

Or, why not try to beat me to it, and write your own blog post chronicling your attempt at any one of these?

I’m very happy to answer questions and provide tips and guidance on all these topics, so if you find yourself attempting one and getting stuck, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at obeythetestinggoat@gmail.com!

Notifications—Both on the Site and by Email

It would be nice if users were notified when someone shares a list with them.

You can use django-notifications to show a message to users the next time they refresh the screen. You’ll need two browsers in your FT for this.

And/or, you could send notifications by email. Investigate Django’s email test capabilities. Then, decide this is so critical that you need real tests with real emails. Use the IMAPClient library to fetch actual emails from a test webmail account.

Switch to Postgres

SQLite is a wonderful little database, but it won’t deal well once you have more than one web worker process fielding your site’s requests. Postgres is ...

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