[Product-Developers] Re: Where does it hurt?

Daniel Nouri daniel.nouri at gmail.com
Mon May 19 07:32:51 UTC 2008

David Glick writes:

>>> Writing Tests
>>> There is lots of documentation, but writing tests still don't feel
>>> approachable. I know this is bad, but when I need to get code out
>>> the door, I skip the testing step. Maybe I need more practice,
>>> maybe test creation needs to be easier, don't know.
>> Remind me never to use your code. ;-)
>> What's wrong with the updated
>> http://plone.org/documentation/tutorial/testing
>>  and the associated example.tests package that Philipp and I
>> developed for the previous Plone Conference?
> (snip)
>>> I think this will settle down with better documentation around the
>>> paster way of doing product development, I now use paster/ZopeSkel
>>> for skin development.
>> I use ZopeSkel to start Archetypes product with the 'archetype'
>> template. If you don't use ArchGenXML, it's a good place to start.
> I wonder if these two items are related.  Learning to write effective
> tests (e.g. the subjective question of what tests are important to
> make, as opposed to the technical question of how to set up test
> infrastructure) can be quite a challenge if you haven't done it
> before.  I think Martin's right, there are good example tests (not

> But as I recall, the archetype' template sets up infrastructure for
> doctests but not unit tests, 

That's supposed to make things simpler: one way to do things.

> and it doesn't include any actual test cases or a pointer to where to
> learn how to write them.  Perhaps we could add this.


Daniel Nouri

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