Several months ago I discovered David R. MacIver’s impressive property-based testing library for Python, Hypothesis. Having been a big fan of Haskell’s QuickCheck – but not having much opportunity to use Haskell in daily life – this is hugely exciting. A mature property-testing tool, targeting a popular dynamic language … soon afterwards I packaged this library for Fedora – fellow Fedora users can install it with a simple
dnf install python-hypothesis
or, to specify the Python interpreter explicitly,
dnf install python2-hypothesis dnf install python3-hypothesis
The next step is obviously to evangelize this tool’s adoption. After trialing (“alpha testing”) the subject at a work study session, and beta testing it at a recent Python meetup (thanks guys!), the final version of the presentation debuted at GeekCamp.ID on October 24th.