49: tox - Oliver Bestwalter

Episode 49 · October 15th, 2018 · 55 mins 41 secs

About this Episode

tox is a simple yet powerful tool that is used by many Python projects.

tox is not just a tool to help you test a Python project against multiple versions of Python. In this interview, Oliver and Brian just scratch the surface of this simple yet powerful automation tool.

This is from the tox documentation:

tox is a generic virtualenv management and test command line tool you can use for:

  • checking your package installs correctly with different Python versions and interpreters
  • running your tests in each of the environments, configuring your test tool of choice
  • acting as a frontend to Continuous Integration servers, greatly reducing boilerplate and merging CI and shell-based testing.

Yet tox is so much more. It can help create development environments, hold all of your admin scripts, ...

I hope you enjoy this wonderful discussion of tox with Oliver Bestwalter, one of the core maintainers of tox.

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