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Episode 68 - Test Engineering with Cris Medina

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We all know that testing is an important part of software and systems development. The problem is that as our systems and applications grow, the amount of testing necessary increases at an exponential rate. Cris Medina joins us this week to talk about some of the problems and approaches ...



Episode 66 - Zorg with Gunther Cox and Kevin Brown

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Everyone loves to imagine what they would do if they had their own robot. This week we spoke with Gunther Cox and Kevin Brown about their work on Zorg, which is a Python library for building a robot of your own! We discussed how the project got started, what ...


Episode 65 - MyPy with David Fisher and Greg Price

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As Python developers we are fond of the dynamic nature of the language. Sometimes, though, it can get a bit too dynamic and that's where having some type information would come in handy. Mypy is a project that aims to add that missing level of detail to function ...


Episode 64 - Beeware with Russell Keith-Magee

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When you have good tools it makes the work you do even more enjoyable. Russell Keith-Magee has been building up a set of tools that are aiming to let you write graphical interfaces in Python and run them across all of your target platforms. Most recently he has been ...


Episode 63 - Armin Ronacher

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Armin Ronacher is a prolific contributor to the Python software ecosystem, creating such widely used projects as Flask and Jinja2. This week we got the opportunity to talk to him about how he got his start with Python and what has inspired him to create the various tools that ...



Episode 61 - Sentry with David Cramer

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As developers we all have to deal with bugs sometimes, but we don't have to make our users deal with them too. Sentry is a project that automatically detects errors in your applications and surfaces the necessary information to help you fix them quickly. In this episode we ...


Episode 60 - Mercurial with Augie Fackler

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As developers, one of the most important tools that we use daily is our version control system. Mercurial is one such tool that is written in Python, making it eminently flexible, customizable, and incredibly powerful. This week we spoke with Augie Fackler to learn about the history, features, and ...


Episode 59 - Pillow with Alex Clark

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If you need to work with images the Pillow is the library to use. The Python Image Libary (PIL) has long been the gold standard for resizing, analyzing, and processing pictures in Python. Pillow is the modern fork that is bringing the PIL into the future so that we ...