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Any team developing and maintaining software - be it free and open source or commercial - employs one form of software testing or …

Last time we talked about testing in Python and we will continue this conversation now. We will talk about techniques and tools that …

Software testing is a huge topic ranging from manual testing to automated distributed testing in huge server farms.

Today, we’ll …

Did you ever think, Django and all the other “batteries included” frameworks are not flexible enough for your needs? Do you feel like …

Open Source

Projects I contribute to or just like very much

  • coala - coala provides a unified interface for linting and fixing code with a single configuration file, regardless of the programming languages used. I met the great team of coala at pycon.de 2016 in Munich and have since contributed some code and mentored at Google Summer of Code 2017.

  • Borg Backup - A backup tool written in Python. Borg is a very powerfull and flexible deduplicating backup tool. I use it at work and at home and have also contributed to this great project.

  • pytest - The best testrunner for Python and better as most I’ve seen in other languages. Makes it really easy to get into testing in Python and has a powerfull toolbox for experts to really make the most of your tests.