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.
Anthony Sotille is a pytest core contributor, as well as a maintainer and contributor to
many other projects.
In this episode, Anthony shares some of the super cool features of pytest that have
been added since he started using it.
TDD is easier with dev tools, editor, and installs working together well.
This episode discusses editable installs with flit, a good TDD editor layout, test case grouping, batching tests to reduce context switch time, and even utilizing git tags.
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 I'm talking about misinformation and old information that is no longer applicable.
Creating maintainable test suites for complex systems. The episode describes some complexities involved with hardware testing, then shares techniques for shifting complexity out of the test cases. The techniques are applicable to the testing of any complex system.
Test Driven Development, TDD, can be intimidating to try.
In this episode, Chris May shares his experience with adding testing and TDD to his work flow.
His story will help lots of people overcome testing anxiety.