1. self contained
The test case can be run either in isolation or in arbitrary combination with any number of other test cases.

2. In unittest of Python, If setUp() succeeded, the tearDown() method will be run whether runTest() succeeded or not.

3. In unittest of Python, there are some ways to create test suite.

suite = unittest.TestLoader().loadTestsFromTestCase(WidgetTestCase)
def suite():
suite = unittest.TestSuite()
return suite
def suite():
tests = ['testDefaultSize', 'testResize']
return unittest.TestSuite(map(WidgetTestCase, tests))
4. To use old test without converting every old test function to a TestCase subclass, unittest provides a FunctionTestCase class. This subclass of TestCase can be used to wrap an existing test function. Set-up and tear-down functions can also be provided.
def testSomething():
something = makeSomething()
assert something.name is not None
# ...

testcase = unittest.FunctionTestCase(testSomething)
testcase = unittest.FunctionTestCase(testSomething,
5. TestCase.setUp()
This is called immediately before calling the test method; any exception raised by this method will be considered an error rather than a test failure. The default implementation does nothing.

6. The methods of TestCase used by the test implementation to check conditions and report failures can be get here.

7. ad-hoc means that there are no installation requirements whatsoever on the remote side. (from here)

8. By default, py.test catches text written to stdout/stderr during the execution of each individual test. This output will only be displayed however if the test fails, each failing test that produced output during the running of the test will have its output displayed in the recorded stdout section.

9. Disabling a test class
If you want to disable a complete test class you can set the class-level attribute disabled. For example, in order to avoid running some tests on Win32:
class TestPosixOnly:
disabled = sys.platform == 'win32'
def test_xxx(self):


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