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.
Software developers have long known that automated testing is essential for managing complex codebases. Great Expectations brings the same discipline, confidence, and acceleration to data science and engineering teams.
Charity Majors, CTO and cofounder of Honeycomb.io, discusses reasons why she doesn't hire people. This is a very informative episode both for people who job hunt in the future and for hiring managers and people on the interview team.
Andy Knight is passionate about software testing, and shares his passion through public speaking, writing on automationpanda.com, teaching as an adjunct professor, and now also through writing a book and organizing a new regional Python conference.
Cristian Medina wrote an article recently called "Test Engineering Anti-Patterns: Destroy Your Customer Satisfaction and Crater Your Quality By Using These 9 Easy Organizational Practices"
In this interview, we discuss each point, and the corollary of what you really should do. At least, our perspectives.
Python 3.8.0 final is live and ready to download. This episode covers what's new, including new language features, standard library changes, and optimizations. Not just the big stuff everyone's already talking about. But also some little things that will make programming Python even more fun and easy.
Dynamic scope fixtures is a new feature released in pytest 5.2. Anthony Sotille, a core pytest developers, joins Brian in discussing not only dynamic scope, but also what scope means, as well as parametrization.
Nicholas Tollervey is working toward better ways of teaching programming. His projects include the Mu Editor, PyperCard, and CodeGrades. Many of us talk about problems with software education. Nicholas is doing something about it.
Tools like error monitoring, crash reporting, and performance monitoring are tools to help you create a better user experience and are fast becoming crucial tools for web development and site reliability. But really what are they? And when do you need them?
Parametrization is the ability to take one test, and send lots of different input datasets into the code under test, and maybe even have different output checks, all within the same test that you developed in the simple test case.
Josh Peak walks us through 4 maxims of developing software tests that help grow your confidence and proficiency at test writing. This is especially helpful for helping bring your team up to your level.