Preread: “Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging”, by Karen M. Tracey

Another Packt Publishing title is on the way for review, `Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging <>`_, by Karen M. Tracey. Django 1.2 ships tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to the book: testing is one of the things that helps software evolve, but it’s also one of the things that’s easiest to ignore on a project. I say this to myself as much as anyone: even though I know tests will make my life better in the long run, when I start hacking, sometimes they’re the furthest thing from my mind. Books about how to test, and how to do it effectively, are definitely a good thing for me.

The PDF preview of chapter 3 (basic unit testing) looks good, and the table of contents looks like a good overview of basic tools and techniques. I’m particularly looking forward to reading about integrating Django with other testing tools (chapter 5), and using Django with pdb (chapter 9). I’m looking forward to learning more about testing my Django applications — and hopefully how I can form better habits around testing.

date:2010-05-16 21:39:04
tags:django, pre-read, python