Ned Batchelder

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Using context managers in test setUp

 17 August

Python's context managers are the general mechnism underlying the "with" statement. They're a nice abstraction of doing a thing, and then later undoing it. » more..

Small choices, big decisions: coverage run --append

 5 August

A seemingly simple change to fix a small bug lead me to some interesting software design choices. I'll try to explain. » more..

Coverage.py 4.0b1

 2 August

I think Coverage.py v4.0 is ready. But to be on the safe side, I'm releasing it as a beta because there have been a ton of changes since v3.7.1. » more..

Lap vs length

 31 July

My exercise is swimming, and it's an important part of my day. I track my distance. » more..

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Code

software I made

  • ▫ Aptus ·· a Mandelbrot set explorer
  • ▫ coverage.py ·· for measuring Python code coverage
  • ▫ hyphenate ·· for hyphenating words with the Liang/Knuth algorithm
  • » more code..

Text

words I wrote

 ·· I'm a software developer with a long career, a wife and three boys, one autistic. I help organize Boston Python. » more..

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