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Test-Driven Web Development With Python, the book.


The sources for this book are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivs license (CC-BY-NC-ND).

I wouldn't recommend using this version to read the book. Head over to when you can access a nicely formatted version of the full thing, still free and under CC license. And you'll also be able to buy an ebook or print version if you feel like it.

These sources are being made available for the purposes of curiosity (others writing books may be interested in the test suite for example) and collaboration (typo-fixes by pull request are very much encouraged).

Building the book as HTML

  • install asciidoctor, and the coderay gem.
  • make build will build each chapter as its own html file
  • make book.html will create a single file
  • make chapter_post_and_database.html, eg, will build chapter 5

Running the tests

  • Pre-requisites for the test suite:
$ mkvirtualenv --python=python3 tddbook
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ git submodule update --init
  • Full test suite:
$ make test
  • To test an individual chapter, eg:
$ make test_chapter_explicit_waits_1
  • Unit tests (tests for the tests for the tests in the testing book)
$ ./
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