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12: Coverage.py with Ned Batchelder: We also discuss edX, Python user groups, PyCon talks, and more.

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In this episode I interview Ned Batchelder.
I know that coverage.py is very important to a lot of people to understand how much of their code is being covered by their test suites.
Since I'm far from an expert on coverage, I asked Ned to discuss it on the show.
I'm also quite a fan of Ned's 2014 PyCon talk "Getting Started Testing", so I definitely asked him about that.
We also discuss edX, Python user groups, PyCon talks, and more.
Some of what's covered (pun intended) in this episode:
coverage.py
types of coverage
Line coverage
branch coverage
Behavior coverage
Data coverage
How Ned became the owner of coverage.py
Running tests from coverage.py vs running coverage from test runner.
edX
what is it
what Ned's role is
Ned's blog
Ned's PyCon 2014 talk "Getting Started Testing"
Teaching testing and the difficulty of the classes being part of unittest
fixtures package
some of the difficulties of teaching unittest because of it's class based system.
the history of classes in unittest coming from java's jUnit implementation
Boston's Python Group
PyCon in Portland
Ned to do a talk here "Machete mode debugging".
Practicing PyCon talks at local group meetings.
At the very least, practice it in front of a live audience.
Links:
Ned Batchelder (http://nedbatchelder.com/)
Coverage (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/coverage)
Coverage documentation (https://coverage.readthedocs.org)
django-nose (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-nose)
pytest-django (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pytest-django)
edX (https://www.edx.org/)
open edX (https://open.edx.org/)
Boston Python User Group (http://www.meetup.com/bostonpython/)
Portland Python User Group (http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/) - I need to go to these
PyCon 2016 (https://us.pycon.org/2016/) - Planning on attending, it's in Portland. Yay!
Getting Started Testing (http://nedbatchelder.com/text/test0.html) - Ned's 2014 Pycon talk

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