Test & Code in Python

Developing Software with Automated Tests

About the show

Topics include automated testing, testing strategy, software engineering practices, packaging, Python, pytest, data science, TDD, continuous integration, and software methodologies.
Also anything I think helps make the daily life of a software developer more fun and rewarding.
Hosted by Brian Okken.

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  • 193: The Good Research Code Handbook - Patrick Mineault

    August 30th, 2022  |  43 mins 13 secs

    Patrick Mineault has written "The Good Research Code Handbook".
    It will put you on the right path to writing better software.

  • 192: Learn to code through game development with PursuedPyBear - Piper Thunstrom

    August 6th, 2022  |  42 mins 27 secs
    education, game development, game engine, python

    PursuedPyBear, ppb, is a game framework great for learning, with goals of being fun, education friendly, an example of idiomatic Python, hardware library agnostic, and built on event driven and object oriented concepts.

  • 191: Running your own site for fun and absolutely no profit whatsoever - Brian Wisti

    July 1st, 2022  |  46 mins 3 secs
    blogging, education, personal site

    Having a personal site is a great playground for learning tons of skills. Brian Wisti discusses the benefits of running a his own blog over the years.

  • 190: Testing PyPy - Carl Friedrich Bolz-Tereick

    June 21st, 2022  |  51 mins 17 secs
    application testing, interpreter testing, performance testing, python

    PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of Python.
    cPython is implemented in C. PyPy is implemented in Python.
    What does that mean? And how do you test something as huge as an alternative implementation of Python?

  • 189: attrs and dataclasses - Hynek Schlawack

    June 7th, 2022  |  32 mins 23 secs
    attrs, dataclasses, python

    Using classes in Python is a lot easier today thanks to attrs and dataclasses.
    Hynek joins the show today to discuss some history of attrs and dataclasses, and some differences.

  • 188: Python's Rich, Textual, and Textualize - Innovating the CLI

    May 17th, 2022  |  35 mins 36 secs
    cli, css, rich, textualize, web

    Will McGugan has brought a lot of color to CLIs within Python due to Rich.
    Then Textual started rethinking full command line applications, including layout with CSS.
    And now Textualize, a new startup, is bringing CLI apps to the web.

  • 187: Teaching Web Development, including Front End Testing

    May 13th, 2022  |  39 mins 48 secs
    code quality, css, front end testing, html, linting, validation

    When you are teaching someone web development skills, when is the right time to start teaching code quality and testing practices?
    Karl Stolley believes it's never too early.

  • 186: Developer and Team Productivity

    May 12th, 2022  |  51 mins 7 secs
    git metrics, productivity

    Being productive is obviously a good thing. Can we measure it? Should we measure it?
    Nick Hodges joins the show to discuss the good and the bad of developer and team productivity, including how we can improve productivity.

  • 185: Python + Django + Rich + Testing == Awesome

    May 11th, 2022  |  20 mins 55 secs
    django, python, rich, unittest

    Django has a handful of console commands to help manage and develop sites.
    django-rich adds color and nice formatting.
    In a recent release, django-rich also add nice colorized tracebacks to the Django test runner.

  • 184: Twisted and Testing Event Driven / Asynchronous Applications - Glyph

    March 21st, 2022  |  41 mins 16 secs

    Twisted has been supporting asynchronous / event driven applications way before asyncio.
    Twisted, and Glyph, have also been encouraging automated tests for a very long time.

    For testing asynchronous or event driven systems, Twisted uses a technique that should be usable by other applications, even those using asyncio or other event driven architectures.

  • 183: Managing Software Teams - Ryan Cheley

    March 16th, 2022  |  47 mins 48 secs
    managing software teams

    Ryan Cheley joins me today to talk about some challenges of managing software teams, and how to handle them.
    We end up talking about a lot of skills that are excellent for software engineers as well as managers.

  • 182: An Unorthodox Technical Interview and Hiring Process - Nathan Aschbacher

    March 8th, 2022  |  47 mins 50 secs
    technical hiring, technical interview

    Don't you just love technical interviews, with someone who just saw your resume or CV 5 minutes ago asking you to write some code on a whiteboard
    probably code that has nothing to do with anything you've done before or anything you will do at the company.

    No? Neither does Nathan Aschbacher.
    So when he started building the team at his company, he decided to do things differently.

  • 181: Boost Your Django DX - Adam Johnson

    February 28th, 2022  |  27 mins 32 secs
    developer experience, django

    We talk with Adam Johnson about his new book, "Boost Your Django DX".

  • 180: Lean TDD

    February 21st, 2022  |  26 mins 5 secs
    lean software development, lean tdd, tdd

    Lean TDD is an attempt to reconcile some conflicting aspects of Test Driven Development and Lean Software Development.

  • 179: Exploratory Testing

    February 8th, 2022  |  11 mins 39 secs
    software testing

    Exploratory testing is absolutely an essential part of a testing strategy.
    This episode discusses what exploratory testing is, its benefits, and how it fits within a framework of relying on automated tests for most of our testing.

  • 178: The Five Factors of Automated Software Testing

    January 31st, 2022  |  10 mins 26 secs
    software testing

    "There are five practical reasons that we write tests. Whether we realize it or not, our personal testing philosophy is based on how we judge the relative importance of these reasons." - Sarah Mei
    This episode discusses the factors.