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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 changed quite a bit since then. Maybe it's time to re-examine the assumptions, practices, processes, and principles of TDD. At least in the context of my software engineering career, modifications to TDD, at least the version of TDD as it's frequently taught, have been necessary.
This is the start of a series focused on examining TDD and related lightweight practices and processes.
Links from the show:
Test-Driven Development (wikipedia)
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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. James Falcon was kind enough to reach out and correct me.
In this episode, we describe:
what fixtures are
what autouse fixtures are
great 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, vice president and general manager for open ecosystems, join the show to discuss open source, OneAPI, and open ecosystems at Intel.
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 known as changelogs) for your project."
Towncrier is used by "Twisted, pytest, pip, BuildBot, and attrs, among others."
This is the last of 3 episodes focused on keeping a CHANGELOG.
Episode 200 kicked off the series with keepachangelog.com and Olivier Lacan In 201 we had Ned Batchelder discussing scriv.
Special Guest: Hynek Schlawack.
How to Keep a Changelog in Markdown - Towncrier docs
Keep a Changelog
structlog/CHANGELOG.md — Example of manually edited changelog.
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 command-line tool for helping developers maintain useful changelogs. It manages a directory of changelog fragments. It aggregates them into entries in a CHANGELOG file."
Special Guest: Ned Batchelder.
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