Notes for my talk Stop Writing Tests! at PyConAU. More about me on my homepage.

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The most common complaint I hear about property-based testing is "I don't know what properties to test!". Fair enough! For simple properties, check out the Hypothesis ghostwriter and then read this introduction for F# - it's a classic, and has great diagrams.

In more complex cases, you'll want to reach for metamorphic properties, which are absurdly powerful (and applicable to almost everything). The coolest - and probably most complex - one I've seen is program equivalence modulo inputs (pdf), for testing compiler optimisations!

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