This interview with Trey Hunner discusses his use of automated tests to help teach programming.
Automated testing is a huge part of developing great software. But many new developers don't get exposed to testing for quite a while. But this is changing.
New ways to teach programming include automated tests from the beginning.
Trey Hunner is one of the PSF directors and a Python and Django team trainer, and he has been using automated tests to help people learn Python.Support Test & Code : Python Testing for Software Engineering