Test & Code is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Okken.
The show covers a wide array of topics including software engineering, 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.
December 21st, 2018 | 31 mins 5 secs
hardware hacking, nox, pycascades, sega genesis, tox, urllib3
Interview with Thea Flowers, a Pythonista and open source advocate. We start the conversation talking about a custom synthesizer she's building from Sega Genesis chips. We also talk about nox, urllib3, and PyCascades.
December 13th, 2018 | 28 mins 9 secs
api, docker, fixtures, pytest, rest, web
Dima Spivak, Director of Engineering at StreamSets, explains how they use pytest and Docker containers to test their application through a REST API and some customizations.
December 10th, 2018 | 30 mins 47 secs
data engineering, data pipelines, data science, etl, machine learning, software engineering
Data science, data engineering, data analysis, and machine learning are part of the recent massive growth of Python.
But really what is data science?
Vicki Boykis works on projects in machine learning and data engineering across a variety of industries, and joins this episode to help us understand really what is data science.
December 6th, 2018 | 37 mins 15 secs
Michael Kennedy of Talk Python and Python Bytes fame joins Brian to talk about being a great guest and what to expect.
December 3rd, 2018 | 34 mins 7 secs
awesome python applications, dsl software testing, python testing
What happens when 100% test code coverage just isn't enough.
In this episode, we talk with Mahmoud Hashemi about glom, a very cool project in itself, but a project that needs more coverage than 100%.
This problem affects lots of projects that use higher level programming constructs, like domain specific languages (DSLs), sub languages mini languages, compilers, and db query languages.
November 25th, 2018 | 29 mins 24 secs
Paul talks about the beginning years of Python.
Talking about Python's beginnings is also talking about the Python community beginnings.
Yes, it's reminiscing, but it's fun.
November 18th, 2018 | 54 mins 46 secs
A discussion with Luc Perkins, co-author of "Seven Databases in Seven Weeks, Second Edition:
A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement"
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.