Test & Code in Python

Topics include automated testing, testing strategy, software engineering practices, packaging, Python, pytest, data science, TDD, continuous integration, and software methodologies. Also anything I think helps make the daily life of a software developer more fun and rewarding. Hosted by Brian Okken.



episode 165: pytest xfail policy and workflow

A discussion of how to use the xfail feature of pytest to help with communication on software projects.

The episode covers:

  • What is xfail
  • Why I use it
  • Using reason effectively by including issue tracking numbers
  • Using xfail_strict
  • Adding --runxfail when transitioning from development to feature freeze
  • What to do about test failures
  • How all of this might help with team communication

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