Host of Test & Code
Lean TDD advocate, Agile heckler. Python & pytest flag waver.
I should really put some more bio stuff here. Someone bug me about it.
Brian has hosted 195 Episodes.
170: pytest for Data Science and Machine Learning - Prayson Daniel
November 17th, 2021 | 45 mins 12 secs
data science, machine learning, ml pipelines, pytest, software testing
Prayson Daniel, a principle data scientist, discusses testing machine learning pipelines with pytest
169: Service and Microservice Performance Monitoring - Omri Sass
November 11th, 2021 | 30 mins 14 secs
apm, microservices, performance monitoring, services
Performance monitoring and error detection is just as important with services and microservices as with any system, but with added complexity. Omri Sass joins the show to explain telemetry and monitoring of services and systems that use them.
168: Understanding Complex Code by Refactoring into Larger Functions
November 2nd, 2021 | 11 mins 19 secs
To understand complex code, it can be helpful to remove abstractions, even if it results in larger functions. This episode walks through a process I use to refactor code that I need to debug and fix, but don't completely understand.
167: React, TypeScript, and the Joy of Testing - Paul Everitt
October 21st, 2021 | 36 mins 52 secs
Paul has a tutorial on testing and TDD with React and TypeScript.
We discuss workflow and the differences, similarities between testing with React/TypeScript and Python.
166: unittest expectedFailure and xfail
October 14th, 2021 | 6 mins 23 secs
expectedfailure, pytest, python, unittest, xfail
xfail isn't just for pytest tests. Python's unittest has
165: pytest xfail policy and workflow
October 7th, 2021 | 9 mins 44 secs
pytest, software testing, xfail
A discussion of how to use the xfail feature of pytest to help with communication on software projects.
164: Debugging Python Test Failures with pytest
September 14th, 2021 | 13 mins 17 secs
debugging, pytest, python, software testing
An overview of the pytest flags that help with debugging.
163: pip install ./local_directory - Stéphane Bidoul
August 20th, 2021 | 29 mins 39 secs
packaging, pip, python
pip : "pip installs packages" or maybe "Package Installer for Python"
pip is an invaluable tool when developing with Python.
You can use pip to install Python packages from pypi.org, or a different index, or a local directory.
The way pip installs from a local directory is about to change, and the story is fascinating.
162: Flavors of TDD
August 3rd, 2021 | 22 mins 44 secs
What flavor of TDD do you practice?
In this episode we talk about Classical vs Mockist TDD, Detroit vs London, Static vs Behavior, Inside Out, Outside In, Double Loop TDD, BDD, FDD, Tracer Bullets, Rules of TDD, Team Structure, Lean TDD and so much more.
161: Waste in Software Development
July 20th, 2021 | 18 mins 49 secs
agile, lean, value, waste
Software development processes create value, and have waste, in the Lean sense of the word waste.
Lean manufacturing and lean software development changed the way we look at value and waste.
This episode looks at lean definitions of waste, so we can see it clearly when we encounter it.
160: DRY, WET, DAMP, AHA, and removing duplication from production code and test code
July 8th, 2021 | 14 mins 40 secs
Should your code be DRY or DAMP or something completely different?
How about your test code? Do different rules apply?
Wait, what do all of these acronyms mean?
We'll get to all of these definitions, and then talk about how it applies to both production code and test code in this episode.
159: Python, pandas, and Twitter Analytics - Matt Harrison
July 2nd, 2021 | 47 mins 51 secs
data analytics, jupyter, pandas, python, twitter analytics
When learning data science and machine learning techniques, you need to work on a data set.
Matt Harrison had a great idea: Why not use your own Twitter analytics data?
So, he did that with his own data, and shares what he learned in this episode, including some of his secrets to gaining followers.
158: TDD in Swift - Gio
June 18th, 2021 | 43 mins 20 secs
software testing, swift, tdd
Iterative processes that include writing test code and production code together, such as TDD, help make coding fun. Gio Lodi, author of TDD in Swift, joins the show to discuss Test Driven Development, software workflows, bottom up vs top down, rapid feedback, developer vs customer facing tests, and more.
157: pre-commit - Anthony Sottile
June 11th, 2021 | 41 mins 40 secs
ci, code formatters, linters
pre-commit started as a framework for running linters and code formatters during git actions via git hooks. It's grown and expanded and now supports an extensive list of languages and actions and manual running of actions. But even at it's core, it's great for letting computers nitpick about whitespace and formatting, so that code reviews can focus on architecture and design.
Anthony Sottile discusses pre-commit, for using locally by developers, and pre-commit.ci, which can run actions during merge requests.
156: Flake8: Python linting framework with Pyflakes, pycodestyle, McCabe, and more - Anthony Sottile
June 3rd, 2021 | 22 mins 54 secs
flake8, linting, mccabe, pycodestyle, pyflakes, python
Flake8 is a command-line tool for linting Python projects.
By default, it includes lint checks provided Pyflakes, pycodestyle, and McCabe
But what does all of that mean?
Anthony Sottile is a maintainer of flake8 and has kindly offered to explain it to us.
155: Four Questions to Ask Frequently During Software Projects - Tim Ottinger
May 28th, 2021 | 22 mins 48 secs
planning, software development, strategy
Tim Ottinger has four questions that work great in many situations, from doing homework, to cooking, to writing code, to entire software projects.
They are actually awesome questions to ask during a software project.
We discuss the questions, where they came from, and look at some uses in software.