The story of how I came to find a good user interface for running and debugging automated tests is interleaved with a multi-year effort of mine to have a test workflow that’s works smoothly with product development and actually speeds things up. It’s also interleaved with the origins of the blog pythontesting.net, this podcast, and the pytest book I wrote with Pragmatic.
It’s not a long story. And it has a happy ending. Well. It’s not over. But I’m happy with where we are now. I’m also hoping that this tale of my dedication to, or obsession with, quality and developer efficiency helps you in your own efforts to make your daily workflow better and to extend that to try to increase the efficiency of those you work with.