Test and Code is a podcast produced by Brian Okken that discusses software testing when you program with the Python programming language. It focuses on testing and process questions like How do I know it works?, How do I effectively test? and the like.
Roadblocks to writing tests, and what to do about it.
Some developers either don't write tests, or don't like writing tests.
Why not? I love writing tests.
In this episode we examine lots of roadblocks to testing, and start coming up with solutions for these.
Software testing, if done right, is done all the time, throughout the whole life of a software project. This is different than the verification and validation of a classical model of QA teams. It's more of a collaborative model that actually tries to help get great software out the door faster and iterate quicker.
One of the people at the forefront of this push is Alan Page. Alan and his podcast cohost Brent Jensen tried to boil down what modern testing looks like in the Modern Testing Principles.
I've got Alan here today, to talk about the principles, and also to talk about this transition from classical QA to testing specialists being embedded in software teams and then to software teams doing their own testing.
But that only barely scratches the surface of what we cover. I think you'll learn a lot from this discussion.
In this episode, I talk with Derrick Mar, CTO and co-founder of Pathrise.
This is the episode you need to listen to to get ready for software interviews.
We discuss four aspects of technical interviews that interviewers are looking for:
How to practice for the interview.
Techniques for synchronizing with interviewer and asking for hints.
Even how to ask the recruiter or hiring manager how to prepare for the interview.
If you or anyone you know has a software interview coming up, this episode will help you both feel more comfortable about the interview before you show up, and give you concrete tips on how to do better during the interview.
This is a "Yay! It's PyCon 2019" episode.
PyCon is very important to me.
But it's kinda hard to put a finger on why.
So I figured I'd ask more people to help explain why it's important.
I ask a few simple questions to people about Python and PyCon and get some great insights into both the language popularity and the special place this conference holds to many people.
Nina Zakharenko gives some great advice about giving tech talks.
We talk about a blog series that Nina wrote called "The Ultimate Guide To Memorable Tech Talks". Of course, we don't rehash the whole blog series, but this episode is full of great help and encouragement for your own public speaking adventures.
Some of what we discuss:
overcoming the fear of public speaking
breathing and pausing during talks
planning your talk as well as planning your time to get ready for the talk
writing proposals and getting feedback on proposals
Nina's talk in PyCascades on programming Adafruit chips
types of talks that are often rejected
pre-recording demos to avoid live demo problems
why you should speak, even if you are an introvert
Dane and Brian discuss skills needed for people that become software developers from non-traditional paths.
Dane is also writing a book to address many of these skill gaps, Code Like a Pro, that's currently in an early access phase. Use code podtest&code19 to get a discount. And, sign up as a Friend of the Show to enter for a chance to win a free copy of the eBook version.
We also discuss the writing process, testing with a multi-language stack, music, art, photography, and more.
Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas wrote the seminal software development book, The Pragmatic Programmer. Together they founded The Pragmatic Programmers and are well known as founders of the agile movement and authors of the Agile Manifesto. They founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing business in 2003.
The Pragmatic Bookshelf published it's most important book, in my opinion, in 2017 with the first pytest book available from any publisher.