Monday, July 06, 2009

Simple Python Testing in Silverlight with unittest

Jimmy Schementi is the program manager for the Silverlight dynamic languages integration. He has an unhealthy interest in IronRuby, and created a very impressive IronRuby tutorial that is part of the latest release. It's always nice when he does something with a Python focus, and a recent blog entry of his is particularly good - testing in Silverlight with IronPython and the unittest module.

Since doing a post about Ruby testing of Silverlight applications, I’ve felt a bit guilty about leaving Python fans in the dark. However, like Ruby, it takes very little work to run Python unit test frameworks in Silverlight, since IronPython is a very compatible implementation of Python. Though my results aren’t as exhaustive as the IronRuby examples, here’s one simple example:

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