I think of pytest as the run anything no boilerplate no required api use this unless you have a reason not to test framework this is really where testing gets fun as with previous intros on this site ill run through an overview then a simple example then throw pytest at my markdownpy project ill also. Testing applications has become a standard skill set required for any competent developer today the python community embraces testing and even the python standard library has good inbuilt tools to support testing in the larger python ecosystem there are a lot of testing tools pytest stands out . Simple rapid effective and scalable by brian okken do less work when testing your python code but be just as expressive just as elegant and just as readable the pytest testing framework helps you write tests quickly and keep them readable and maintainable with no boilerplate code using a robust yet simple. Pytest helps you write better programs the pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries an example of a simple test. Getting started with testing in python neednt be complicated you can use unittest and write small maintainable methods to validate your code as you learn more about testing and your application grows you can consider switching to one of the other test frameworks like pytest and start to leverage more advanced features thank you for
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