Test & Code is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Okken.
The show covers a wide array of topics including software development, testing, Python programming, and many related topics.
When we get into the implementation specifics, that's usually Python, such as Python packaging, tox, pytest, and unittest. However, well over half of the topics are language agnostic, such as data science, DevOps, TDD, public speaking, mentoring, feature testing, NoSQL databases, end to end testing, automation, continuous integration, development methods, Selenium, the testing pyramid, and DevOps.
November 5th, 2018 | 50 mins 51 secs
ci, flit, lock files, pipenv, poetry, pyproject.toml, python packaging, tox
Deep dive with Brett Cannon into changes in to Python packaging such as pyproject.toml, PEP 517, 518, and the implications of these changes.
October 30th, 2018 | 31 mins 35 secs
feature testing, software testing, testing pyramid
Andy Knight joins Brian Okken in discussing Feature Tests as opposed to Class Tests
October 25th, 2018 | 32 mins 20 secs
continuous integration, pytest, selenium, software testing, test design
Flaky tests, tests that sometimes fail and sometimes pass are a huge problem for teams maintaining large test suites. We discuss flakiness, what affects it has on the team, how to manage flaky suites, and how to fix and avoid flaky tests.
October 15th, 2018 | 55 mins 41 secs
automation, testing, tox
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.
October 7th, 2018 | 12 mins 11 secs
developer efficiency, gui, pytest
The story of how I discovered the current best GUI to run pytest.
September 28th, 2018 | 39 mins
bdd, gherkin, selenium, webdriver
Interview with Andy Knight, the Automation Panda.
September 2nd, 2018 | 42 mins 45 secs
How do you write tests for things that aren’t that easy to write tests for?
Brian & Anthony get started answering this question.
August 13th, 2018 | 40 mins 32 secs
exploratory qa, software testing, tdd
An interview with DHH about his views on software testing, TDD, and exploratory testing.
July 21st, 2018 | 26 mins 42 secs
developer advocate, github, mentoring, microsoft, public speaking
Nina Zakharenko is a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft focusing on Python. We talk about her experience with mentoring, both being a mentor, and utilizing mentors.
July 16th, 2018 | 8 mins 30 secs
public speaking, talks, technical presentations
Kelsey Hightower answers a quick question about how he prepares for technical talks.
July 5th, 2018 | 41 mins 47 secs
"You cannot compromise on integration tests." Kelsey Hightower expands on this idea to discuss real world testing of complicated systems.
June 27th, 2018 | 58 mins 31 secs
This interview with Trey Hunner discusses his use of automated tests to help teach programming.
April 18th, 2018 | 44 mins 47 secs
agile, devops, pytest, testing
We talk with Anthony Shaw about some of the testing problems facing both DevOps teams, and Agile teams. We also talk about his recent pull request accepted into pytest.
April 10th, 2018 | 48 mins 47 secs
A discussion about podcasting with Adam Clark from The Gently Mad and Irresistible Podcasting.
March 29th, 2018 | 18 mins 59 secs
boundary value analysis, decision tables, equivalence partitioning, parametrization, test case design
Some functionality is important enough to make sure the test behavior coverage is thorough. In this episode, we discuss 3 techniques that can be combined to quickly generate test cases. We then talk about how to implement them efficiently in pytest.
March 13th, 2018 | 11 mins 13 secs
Use the RCRCRC mnemonic/heuristic to prioritize functionality that needs to be tested.