Testing native binaries using cffi and py.test
Noufal Ibrahim (~nibrahim) |
I've been working a native cross platform library to gather system information. The long term intention is to make bindings for it in various languages. The whole thing is written in C and it's somewhat hard to write unit tests for these kinds of libraries.
The talk will cover some basics of writing python bindings using CFFI and then writing unit tests using these. As a bonus, a small py.test plugin which can be used to measure the unit tests coverage of the C library will be presented.
Basic knowledge of C (and related infrastructure).
The talk outline is here http://pastebin.com/2u0A2g2x
I'm the founder of PyCon India and have been involved with the Indian Python community for quite a while now. I mostly work in infrastructure and automation projects. I'm the founder of the technology services company Hamon