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215: Staying Technical as a Manager

Software engineers that move into leadership roles have a struggle between learning leadership skills, maintaining technical skills, and learning new leadership and te...

214: Python Testing in VS Code

If you haven't tried running automated tests, especially with pytest,  in VS Code recently, you should take another look.The Python for VS Code interface for testing, ...

213: Repeating Tests

If a test fails in a test suite, I'm going to want to re-run the test. I may even want to re-run a test, or a subset of the suite, a bunch of times.  There are a few p...

212: Canon TDD - by Kent Beck

In 2002, Kent Beck released a book called  "Test Driven Development by Example".In December of 2023, Kent wrote an article called "Canon TDD".With Kent's permission, t...

211: Stamp out test dependencies with pytest plugins

We want to be able to run tests in a suite, and debug them in isolation, and have the behavior be the same.  If the behavior is different in isolation vs in a suite, i...

210: TDD - Refactor while green

Test Driven Development. Red, Green, Refactor. Do we have to do the refactor part? Does the refactor at the end include tests? Or can I refactor the tests at any time?...

209: Testing argparse Applications

How do you test the argument parsing bit of an application that uses argparse?This episode covers:Design for Test: Structuring your app or script so it's easier to tes...

208: Tests with no assert statements

Why on earth would you want to write a test with no assert statements?After all, aren't assert statements how you decide wether a test passes or fails?In this episode,...

207: Welcome to "Python Test", pytest course, pytest-repeat and pytest-flakefinder

Podcast name: "Test & Code" -> "Python Test"Python Bytes PodcastPython People PodcastPython Test Podcast <- you are herewhich is still, at least for now, at testandcod...

206: TDD in Context

TDD (Test Driven Development) started from Test First Programming, and has been around at least since the 90's. However, software tools and available CI systems have c...

205: pytest autouse fixtures

On a recent episode of PythonBytes, I suggested it's hard to come up with good examples for pytest autouse fixtures, as there aren't very many good reasons to use them...

Free Your Inner Nonfiction Writer

Learn how to write nonfiction fast and well.Johanna Rothman joins the show to discuss writing nonfiction.Johanna's book: Free Your Inner Nonfiction Writer

Open Source at Intel

Open Source is important to Intel and has been for a very long time.Joe Curley, vice president and general manager of software products and ecosystem, and Arun Gupta, ...

Using Towncrier to Keep a Changelog

Hynek joins the show to discuss towncrier. At the top of the towncrier documentation, it says "towncrier is a utility to produce useful, summarized news files (also kn...

Avoid merge conflicts on your CHANGELOG with scriv

Last week we talked about the importance of keeping a changelog. This week we talk with Ned Batchelder about scriv, a tool to help maintain that changelog.Scriv "is a ...

Keep a CHANGELOG

A changelog is a file which contains a curated, chronologically ordered list of notable changes for each version of a project. This episode is about what a changelog i...

Is Azure Right for a Side Project?

For a web side project to go from "working on desktop" to "live in the cloud", one decision that needs to be made is where to host everything. One option is Microsoft ...

Testing Django Web Applications

Django has some built in ways to test your application. There's also pytest-django and other plugins that help with testing. Carlton Gibson and Will Vincent from the D...

Python project trove classifiers - Do you need this bit of pyproject.toml metadata?

Classifiers are one bit of Python project metadata that predates PyPI. Classifiers are weird. They were around in setuptools days, and are still here with pyproject.to...

I am not a supplier

Should we think of open source components the same way we think of physical parts for manufactured goods? There are problems with supply chain analogy when applied to ...

What would you change about pytest?

Anthony Sottile and Brian discuss changes that would be cool for pytest, even unrealistic changes. These are changes we'd make to pytest if we didn't ahve to care abou...

Test & Code Returns

A brief discussion of why Test & Code has been off the air for a bit, and what to expect in upcoming episodes.Links:Python Testing with pytest, 2nd EditionGetting star...

The Good Research Code Handbook - Patrick Mineault

I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that software is part of most scientific research now. From astronomy, to neuroscience, to chemistry, to climate models...

Learn to code through game development with PursuedPyBear - Piper Thunstrom

The first game I remember coding, or at least copying from a magazine, was in Basic. It was Lunar Lander. Learning to code a game is a way that a lot of people get sta...

Running your own site for fun and absolutely no profit whatsoever - Brian Wisti

Having a personal site is a great playground for learning tons of skills. Brian Wisti discusses the benefits of running a his own blog over the years.Links:Random Geek...

Testing PyPy - Carl Friedrich Bolz-Tereick

PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of Python. cPython is implemented in C. PyPy is implemented in Python. What does that mean? And how do you test so...

attrs and dataclasses - Hynek Schlawack

In Python, before dataclasses, we had attrs. Before attrs, it wasn't pretty.The story of attrs and dataclasses is actually intertwined.  They've built on each other. A...

Python's Rich, Textual, and Textualize - Innovating the CLI

Will McGugan has brought a lot of color to CLIs within Python due to Rich.  Then Textual started rethinking full command line applications, including layout with CSS. ...

Teaching Web Development, including Front End Testing

When you are teaching someone web development skills, when is the right time to start teaching code quality and testing practices?Karl Stolley believes it's never too ...

Developer and Team Productivity

Being productive is obviously a good thing. Can we measure it? Should we measure it? There's been failed attempts, like lines of code, etc. in the past. Currently, the...

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