Topics include automated testing, testing strategy, software engineering practices, packaging, Python, pytest, data science, TDD, continuous integration, and software methodologies.
Also anything I think helps make the daily life of a software developer more fun and rewarding.
Hosted by Brian Okken.
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.
Adventure, or Colossal Cave Adventure, was written between 1975 and 1977 in Fortran. Brandon Rhodes ported it to Python 3, initial release in 2011, and still maintains it. We talk to Brandon about this wonderful game.
Coming up with a testing strategy doesn't have to be stressful. Prioritizing features to test, and generating test cases for each feature can be fairly quick and painless. This episode covers a strategy for both that can be applied to many types of software.