re: Alternate to Nose for Newbie Tester VIEW POST

re: pytest also allows you to run tests in parallel if you want

I like the xunit style for the test organisation, the well-defined life-cycle (setUp, tearDown (ignoring the un-Pythonic camel-casing)) and the portability.

Yes, you can organise your tests in a module but it's likely you'll have multiple functions and classes in a module and I like to have a corresponding test module with a TestCase class per function/class.

You can use the pytest life-cycle decorators on functions but that then ties you more closely to pytest. Using unittest allows you to switch runners more easily.

I have stopped using the assert* methods on self though - I use plain assert statements which give nicer output from pytest.

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