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 development processes create value, and have waste, in the Lean sense of the word waste.
Lean manufacturing and lean software development changed the way we look at value and waste.
This episode looks at lean definitions of waste, so we can see it clearly when we encounter it.
Should your code be DRY or DAMP or something completely different?
How about your test code? Do different rules apply?
Wait, what do all of these acronyms mean?
We'll get to all of these definitions, and then talk about how it applies to both production code and test code in this episode.
When learning data science and machine learning techniques, you need to work on a data set.
Matt Harrison had a great idea: Why not use your own Twitter analytics data?
So, he did that with his own data, and shares what he learned in this episode, including some of his secrets to gaining followers.
Iterative processes that include writing test code and production code together, such as TDD, help make coding fun. Gio Lodi, author of TDD in Swift, joins the show to discuss Test Driven Development, software workflows, bottom up vs top down, rapid feedback, developer vs customer facing tests, and more.
pre-commit started as a framework for running linters and code formatters during git actions via git hooks. It's grown and expanded and now supports an extensive list of languages and actions and manual running of actions. But even at it's core, it's great for letting computers nitpick about whitespace and formatting, so that code reviews can focus on architecture and design.
Anthony Sottile discusses pre-commit, for using locally by developers, and pre-commit...
Flake8 is a command-line tool for linting Python projects.
By default, it includes lint checks provided Pyflakes, pycodestyle, and McCabe
But what does all of that mean?
Anthony Sottile is a maintainer of flake8 and has kindly offered to explain it to us.
Tim Ottinger has four questions that work great in many situations, from doing homework, to cooking, to writing code, to entire software projects.
They are actually awesome questions to ask during a software project.
We discuss the questions, where they came from, and look at some uses in software.
You need tests for your web app. And it has a database. What do you do with the database during testing? Should you use the real thing? or mock it? Jeff Triplett says don't mock it.
In this episode, we talk with Jeff about testing web applications, specifically Django apps, and of course talk about the downsides of database mocking.
I always learn a lot when I talk to Brett, and this episode is no exception.
We talk about the packaging workflow, tools, changes, pyproject.toml, flit, setuptools, and so much more.
I hope you learn as much as I did in this great discussion.