Lean TDD advocate, Agile heckler. Python & pytest flag waver.
I should really put some more bio stuff here. Someone bug me about it.
August 3rd, 2020 | 44 mins 15 secs
dependency resolver, pip, python
pip 20.2 has a new dependency resolver that the PyPA would really like you to try out. This episode has 5 guests from the project and we talk about everything from user experience (UX) to testing a complex project.
July 24th, 2020 | 22 mins 53 secs
ci/cd, continuous deployment, continuous integration, github actions
Lots of Python projects are starting to use GitHub Actions for Continous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD), as well as other workflows.
Tania Allard, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, joins the show to answer some of my questions regarding setting up a Python project to use Actions.
July 16th, 2020 | 36 mins 12 secs
A great resume is key to landing an great software job.
There's no surprise there.
But so many people make mistakes on their resume that can very easily be fixed.
Randall Kenna is on the show today to help us understand how to improve our resumes, and in turn,
help us have better careers.
July 9th, 2020 | 49 mins 21 secs
3d printing, finite state machine, fsm, hardware
Len Wanger works on industrial 3D printers. And I was pleased to find out that
there's a bunch of Python in those printers as well. We talk about 3D printing as well as finite state machines and testing software and hardware.
July 3rd, 2020 | 43 mins 54 secs
cli, rest api
Sebastián Ramírez is the developer behind FastAPI for Python REST APIs and Typer, for CLI applications. We discuss FastAPI, Typer, Swagger UI, interface design, autocompletion, and more.
June 26th, 2020 | 36 mins 6 secs
black, cpython, flit, packaging, pip, poetry, pyproject.toml, python, standard library, toml
Brett and I talk about some upcoming work on Python packaging, such as:
- editable install standardization
- other tools using pyproject.toml for configuration
- what should and shouldn't be in the standard library
- and a few tangents
June 25th, 2020 | 42 mins 48 secs
Code Coverage or Test Coverage is a way to measure what lines of code and branches in your code that are utilized during testing. Coverage tools are an important part of software engineering. But there's also lots of different opinions about using it. Should you try for 100% coverage? What code can and should you exclude? What about targets?
June 18th, 2020 | 51 mins 17 secs
ides, pytest, python, testing, vs code
The Python extension for VS Code is most downloaded extension for VS Code.
Brett Cannon is the manager for the distributed development team of the Python extension for VS Code.
In this episode, Brett and I discuss the Python extension and VS Code.
June 7th, 2020 | 51 mins 27 secs
plugins, pytest, software testing
pytest plugins are an amazing way to supercharge your test suites, leveraging great solutions from people solving test problems all over the world. In this episode Michael and I discuss 15 favorite plugins that you should know about.
May 30th, 2020 | 42 mins 21 secs
adafruit, circuitpython, live coding, oh my zsh, online conferences, python, twitch, wfh
Nina's been up to a lot lately, so we talk about quite a bit, including live coding on twitch.tv, online conferences, Python Tea (a new online version of the hallway track), Python on hardware, Adafruit, CircuitPython, tricking out your command prompt, working from home, and more.
May 24th, 2020 | 30 mins 45 secs
psf, python software foundation
Ewa Jodlowska, the Python Software Foundation Executive Director, and Christopher Neugebauer, a current board member, discuss what the PSF is and does, what board directors do, and how you can be part of the exciting mission of the PSF.
May 15th, 2020 | 30 mins 2 secs
Technical debt has to be dealt with on a regular basis to have a healthy product and development team. The impacts include emotional drain on engineers and slowing down development and can adversely affect your hiring ability and retention. But really, what is technical debt? Can we measure it? How do we reduce it, and when?
May 8th, 2020 | 45 mins 2 secs
"Code is read much more often than it is written." - Guido van Rossum
This is true for both production code and test code.
David Seddon came up with 6 principles to help us write more readable tests.
We discuss these, as well as more benefits of readable tests.
May 2nd, 2020 | 48 mins 34 secs
pytest, python, software testing, subtest, unittest
Subtests are a way to continue a test function after an assert fails.
Paul Ganssle and Brian Okken discuss what subtests are, why you might want them, and what to watch out for if you use them.
April 25th, 2020 | 24 mins 56 secs
django, pytest, software testing, unittest
Django supports testing out of the box with some cool extensions to unittest. However, many people are using pytest for their Django testing, mostly using the pytest-django plugin.
Adam Parkin, who is known online as CodependentCodr, joins us to talk about migrating an existing Django project from unittest to pytest. Adam tells us just how easy this is.
April 14th, 2020 | 29 mins 34 secs
cd, ci, devops, financial services, tdd, testing
Financial services have their own unique testing development challenges. But they also have lots of the same challenges as many other software projects. Eric Bergemann from Paragon discusses testing, DevOps, CI, and lots of other great testing and development topics.