Automate Python Test Suites with Tox
Tox is a great project where you can automate your testing using virtual environments.
First install tox
pip install tox
I like to write my tests in Python’s native
unittest format. Tests should be stored in a
I then combine it with the
coverage library to tell me how much of my code that my test cases cover. To quickly insert my personal opinion, I never aim for 100% test coverage since there’s typically overhead in maintaining that.
This all gets described in a
tox.ini file. This file should live in the same directory as your
[tox] envlist = py38 [testenv] deps = coverage commands = coverage run --source=tests,library -m unittest discover tests coverage report -m