Test & Code - Python Testing & Development

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.

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episode 79: Fixing misinformation about software testing


Some information about software testing is just wrong.
I'm not talking about opinions. I have lots of opinions and they differ from other peoples opinions. I'm talking about misinformation and old information that is no longer applicable. I've ran across a few lateley that I want to address. All of the following are wrong:

  1. Integrated tests can't work. I can prove it with wacky math.
  2. Tests have to be blazing fast or they won't get run.
  3. TDD is about design, not about testing.
This episode discusses why these are wrong.Sponsored By:
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Support Test & Code - Python Testing & DevelopmentLinks:
  • Why should you write tests? - A Question of Code Podcast
  • Boundaries talk by Gary Bernhardt
  • Integrated Tests Are A Scam - J B Rainsberger
  • UnitTest - Solitary or Sociable - and speed - Martin Fowler
  • Premature optimization is the root of all evil -- DonaldKnuth
  • My reaction to "Is TDD Dead?" - Python Testing
  • Test-induced design damage - DHH
  • Slow database test fallacy - DHH
  • RailsConf 2014 - Keynote: Writing Software - DHH
  • Manifesto for Agile Software Development
  • Apache Beam Contrib Guide, including post commit testing


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 2019-06-27  22m