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TDD for APIs


Michael Kuehne - TDD for APIs [EuroPython 2015] [22 July 2015] [Bilbao, Euskadi, Spain]

It is always tough to test a complex API comprehensively. The additional level of complexity brings us to the question "How can we validate that our API is working as intended?"

In this talk I will explain how to use test driven development for APIs to solve this problem and even further how TDD can drive an API Design towards a more usable design. I will outline my practical approach with an implementation example based on django. And finally I will give you a brief summary of my lessons learned using this approach in customer projects.


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