Ned Batchelder

Circle of Mad Libs

11 March

Sometimes you find an unexpected real-world connection even in the geekiest of places. I (nedbat) was hanging out in the #python IRC channel on Freenode, and I recommended to someone that they write a Mad Libs game for a project. » more..

Mutmut

2 March

Mutation testing is an old idea that I haven’t yet seen work out, but it’s fascinating. The idea is that your test suite should catch any bugs in your code, so what if we artificially insert bugs into the code, and see if the test suite catches them? » more..

A Boston story

24 February

The other day, I woke up to find it had snowed. Not a lot, but enough to have to shovel the driveway and the walk. » more..

Git tools: tig etc

23 February

Recently I’ve had a few chats with engineers where I mention a git helper thing, and they hadn’t heard of it. So maybe other people would like to hear about them too: » 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

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Text

words I wrote

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