One unique and powerful feature of py.test is the dependency injection of test fixtures using function arguments. This talk aims to walk through py.test's fixture mechanism gradually introducing more complex uses and features. This should lead to an understanding of the power of the fixture system and how to build complex but easily-managed test suites using them.
This talks will assume some basic familiarity with the py.test testing framework and explore only the fixture mechanism. It will build up more complex examples which will lead up to touching on other plugin features of py.test. It is expected people will be familiar with python features like functions as first-class objects, closures etc.