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.
MongoDB is possibly the most recognizable NoSQL document database.
Mark Smith, a developer advocate for MongoDB, answers my many questions about MongoDB.
We cover some basics, but also discuss some advanced features that I never knew about before this conversation.
Visual Testing has come a long way from the early days of x,y mouse clicks and pixel comparisons. Angie Jones joins the show to discuss how modern visual testing tools work and how to incorporate visual testing into a complete testing strategy.
Talking with Nalin Parbhu about the software evolution towards more test automation and the creation of Infuse and useMango. We talk a software development and "left shift" where automated tests and quality checks have moved earlier into the software lifecycle.
Mutation testing is a way of testing the quality of your test suite. Anders wrote mutmut for mutation testing in Python, and explains mutation testing, mutmut usage, workflow, and more on this episode.
Matt Harrison, author of many Python books, is putting together a course, Effective Book Authoring, to help other people write and publish books.
As part of this course, he's including interviews with people who have already written books.
This is one of those, and we talk about self publishing vs working with a publisher, the process, the format, book promotion, and advice to writers.
Wearable technology includes one off projects by designers, makers, and hackers and there are more and more people producing tutorials on how to get started. It's also a great way to get both kids and adults excited about coding, electronics, and in general, engineering skills.
Sophy Wong is a designer who makes really cool stuff using code, technology, costuming, soldering, and even jewelry techniques to get tech onto the human body...
All test suites start fast. But as you grow your set of tests, each test adds a little bit of time to the suite.
What can you do about it to keep test suites fast?
Some things, like parallelization, are applicable to many domains.
What about, for instance, Django applications?
Well, Adam Johnson has thought about it a lot, and is here to tell us how we can speed up our Django test suites.
Within software projects, there are lots of metrics we could measure. But which ones really matter. Instead of a list, Benjamin Harding shares with us a way of thinking about business outcomes that can help us with every day decision making.