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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 28th, 2022 | 27 mins 32 secs
developer experience, django
We talk with Adam Johnson about his new book, "Boost Your Django DX".
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.
February 8th, 2022 | 11 mins 39 secs
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.
January 31st, 2022 | 10 mins 26 secs
"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.
January 27th, 2022 | 21 mins 39 secs
integration tests, testing trophy, unit tests
A recent Twitter thread by Simon Willison reminded me that I've been meaning to do an episode on the testing trophy.
This discussion is about the distinction between unit and integration tests, what those terms mean, and where we should spend our testing time.