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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@testandcode

Language:

English

Contact:

541-206-4736


Episodes

158: TDD in Swift - Gio

6/18/2021
Iterative processes that include writing test code and production code together, such as TDD, help make coding fun. All of us that care about developing quality code with the help of testing can learn from each other, regardless of programming language. Today we step outside our normal Python comfort zone and talk with Gio about TDD in Swift. Gio Lodi, author of TDD in Swift, joins the show to discuss Test Driven Development, software workflows, bottom up vs top down, rapid feedback,...

Duration:00:43:20

157: pre-commit - Anthony Sottile

6/11/2021
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.ci, which can run actions...

Duration:00:41:40

156: Flake8: Python linting framework with Pyflakes, pycodestyle, McCabe, and more - Anthony Sottile

6/3/2021
Flake8 is a command-line tool for linting Python projects. By default, it includes lint checks provided Pyflakes, pycodestyle, and McCabe It's also a platform, and allows plugins to extend the checks. Flake8 will run third-party extensions if they are found and installed. But what does all of that mean? Anthony Sottile is a maintainer of flake8 and has kindly offered to explain it to us. Special Guest: Anthony Sottile.

Duration:00:22:54

155: Four Questions to Ask Frequently During Software Projects - Tim Ottinger

5/28/2021
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. The questions: What is it that needs to be done? What do we need in order to do it? Where can we get what we need? How can we tell if we’re doing it right? Bonus question that can be swapped out...

Duration:00:22:47

154: Don't Mock your Database - Jeff Triplett

5/21/2021
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. Special Guest: Jeff Triplett.

Duration:00:31:39

153: Playwright for Python: end to end testing of web apps - Ryan Howard

5/14/2021
Playwright is an end to end automated testing framework for web apps with Python support and even a pytest plugin. Special Guest: Ryan Howard.

Duration:00:31:29

152: Python Packaging - Brett Cannon

5/7/2021
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. Special Guest: Brett Cannon.

Duration:00:49:41

151: Python Adventure - Brandon Rhodes

4/27/2021
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. ``` YOU ARE STANDING AT THE END OF A ROAD BEFORE A SMALL BRICK BUILDING. AROUND YOU IS A FOREST. A SMALL STREAM FLOWS OUT OF THE BUILDING AND DOWN A GULLY. east A bit later... IT IS NOW PITCH DARK. IF YOU PROCEED YOU WILL LIKELY FALL INTO A PIT. light(lamp) YOUR LAMP IS NOW ON....

Duration:00:56:32

150: A Practical Testing Strategy

4/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:10:34

149: I don't test my code, "crappy Python" is all I write - Corey Quinn

3/30/2021
Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. He's also a podcaster and writes a newsletter. And he also automates things with Python. But he doesn't write tests. Let's find out why. Reason for the interview. Rough summary of a twitter conversation: Corey: What podcasts should I try to get an invite onto? ToonArmyCaptain: Python Bytes, Test & Code, Talk Python Corey: But... I don't test my code, "crappy Python" is all I write, and I'd feel like a giant imposter. So yeah,...

Duration:00:49:35

148: Coverage.py and testing packages

3/12/2021
How do you test installed packages using coverage.py? Also, a couple followups from last week's episode on using coverage for single file applications.

Duration:00:14:07

147: Testing Single File Python Applications/Scripts with pytest and coverage

3/5/2021
Have you ever written a single file Python application or script? Have you written tests for it? Do you check code coverage? This is the topic of this weeks episode, spurred on by a listener question. The questions: * For single file scripts, I'd like to have the test code included right there in the file. Can I do that with pytest? * If I can, can I use code coverage on it? The example code discussed in the episode: script.py ``` def foo(): return 5 def main(): x = foo() print(x) if name ==...

Duration:00:11:24

146: Automation Tools for Web App and API Development and Maintenance - Michael Kennedy

2/28/2021
Building any software, including web apps and APIs requires testing. There's automated testing, and there's manual testing. In between that is exploratory testing aided by automation tools. Michael Kennedy joins the show this week to share some of the tools he uses during development and maintenance. We talk about tools used for semi-automated exploratory testing. We also talk about some of the other tools and techniques he uses to keep Talk Python Training, Talk Python, and Python Bytes all...

Duration:00:48:33

145: For Those About to Mock - Michael Foord

2/18/2021
A discussion about mocking in Python with the original contributor of unittest.mock, Michael Foord. Of course we discuss mocking and unittest.mock. We also discuss: * testing philosophy * unit testing and what a unit is * TDD * where Michael's towel is, and what color Micheal was instrumental in the building of testing tools for Python, and continues to be a pragmatic source of honest testing philosopy in a field that has a lot of contradictory information. Special Guest: Michael Foord.

Duration:00:48:43

144: TDD in Science - Martin Héroux

2/13/2021
Test Driven Development, TDD, is not easy to incorporate in your daily development. Martin and Brian discuss TDD and testing and Martin's experience with testing, TDD, and using it for code involved with scientific research. We discuss lots of topics around this, including: What is TDD? Should research software be tested in order to be trusted? Time pressure and the struggle to get code done quickly. How do you make time for tests also? Is testing worth it for code that will not be reused?...

Duration:00:53:50

143: pytest markers - Anthony Sottile

2/7/2021
Completely nerding out about pytest markers with Anthony Sottile. Some of what we talk about: Running a subset of tests with markers. Using marker expressions with and, or, not, and parentheses. Keyword expressions also can use and, or, not, and parentheses. Markers and pytest functionality that use mark, such as parametrize, skipif, etc. Accessing markers with itermarkers and get_closest_marker through item. Passing values, metadata through markers to fixtures or hook functions. Special...

Duration:00:40:00

142: MongoDB - Mark Smith

1/25/2021
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. Special Guest: Mark Smith.

Duration:00:35:06

141: Visual Testing - Angie Jones

12/30/2020
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. Some of the discussion: Classes of visual testing: problems with pixel to pixel testing DOM comparisons, css, html, etc. AI driven picture level testing, where failures look into the DOM to help describe the problem. Where visual testing fits into a...

Duration:00:30:59

140: Testing in Scientific Research and Academia - Martin Héroux

12/18/2020
Scientists learn programming as they need it. Some of them learn it in college, but even if they do, that's not their focus. It's not surprising that sharing the software used for scientific research and papers is spotty, at best. And what about testing? We'd hope that the software behind scientific research is tested. But why would we expect that? We're lucky if CS students get a class or two that even mentions automated tests. Why would we expect other scientists to just know how to test...

Duration:00:48:01

139: Test Automation: Shifting Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle - Nalin Parbhu

12/4/2020
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 "shift left" where automated tests and quality checks have moved earlier into the software lifecycle. Software approaches and where quality fits in Shift left Test automation Roles of software developers, SDETs (software development engineer in test), testers, QA, etc. Developers doing testing and devops Automated testing vs manual...

Duration:00:36:53