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Python Django Basics Test Time Test our Writer model

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django_basics_articles_testing CANNOT PASS :( HELP!!!

Hello, I've taken some previous discussion (https://teamtreehouse.com/community/im-having-trouble-with-the-first-testing-code-challenge) as reference.

But still cannot pass the challenge! Can anyone find out what's wrong with my code? Thanks a lot!

from django.test import TestCase
from .models import Writer

class WriterModelTestCase(TestCase):
    '''Tests for the Writer model'''
    def test_mailto_method(self):
        writer = Writer.objects.create(

        self.assertIn(writer.email, writer.mailto())
from django.db import models

class Article(models.Model):
    headline = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    publish_date = models.DateTimeField()
    content = models.TextField()
    writer = models.ForeignKey('Writer')

    def __str__(self):
        return self.headline

class Writer(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    email = models.EmailField()
    bio = models.TextField()

    def __str__(self):
        return self.name

    def mailto(self):
        return '{} <{}>'.format(self.name, self.email)

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,372 Points

You pretty much solved it! Fix the minor syntax error (hint missing comma after you declared the email in the test case) and you will be golden.

The challenges automated grader gets tripped up by the syntax and doesn't issue very helpful error messages sometimes-- I know, I've been through similar straits.

Good luck with your developer journey! JM