Grig has an interesting post today about enforcing checklists via nose, Agile Testing: Joel on checklists Now that is an interesting idea. I do lots of PCI compliance testing and documenting the tests and procedures is par for the course. Automating those procedures goes a long way in helping out in this regard. Dora, handles scheduling, running and reporting which makes life nice, but I’ve got a variety of scripts and it would be nice to unify them in overall architecture. Using nose could do just that.
Interesting things/thoughts happen when your programmers are sys-admins too. This idea of translating the framework we use for testing code to testing systems has a number of interesting dimensions to it. Just like Alton Brown, I insist that my tools multi-task too.