Test & Code :  Python Testing for Software Engineering

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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 117 Folge(n) erschienen.

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episode 110: Testing Django - from unittest to pytest - Adam Parkin

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episode 106: Visual Testing : How IDEs can make software testing easier - Paul Everitt

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