Lately, I've been building a Python platform that relies heavily on interactions with Github. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I decided to go with PyGithub as a wrapper around Github v3 API.
This library implements the full API, which allows me to be very productive when I need to add a workflow in my platform that involves Github. However, it quickly became a real PITA to write unit tests. Even if the package comes with its own testing Framework, it is not documented yet and I didn't manage to crack it up in a decent amount of time.
I decided to hack the testing a little bit, using another very cool package, httpretty. Httpretty allows you to monkey patch the socket module during testing, so you can respond anything you want to any kind of network requests. Here's what I came up with, do not hesitate to give any feedback.