Archives week 6 of 2010

Feb. 8, 2010 - Feb. 14, 2010

Float == Float4, Ya Pythonic Wanker!

When you're using SQLAlchemy you sometimes get into a fog where everything's so abstracted away that you forget there's a regular old PostgreSQL or SQLite instance under there. Thing is, there *is* a PostgreSQL instance under there, and if you use a Float data-type for your code, it will work perfectly well under SQLite (which ...

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PyCon Dress Rehearsal in 1 week!

The PyCon Dress Rehearsal on the 16th at PyGTA is now slightly less than 1 week away.  3 presenters.  Listen, give feedback, enjoy, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat, chat.

[Update] Unfortunately, Greg Wilson had to cancel, but that means more time for the other two!

Best pattern for "captive" servers in testing?

So I'm wondering what other people do in this scenario:

  • You have an executable that provides a (networked) service
  • You want to test against the executable's service
  • You want to be able to start/stop the executable during the tests
  • You want to be able to run multiple executables between test suites (i.e. with different configs ...

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