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Emacs & Python: My Setup 2018
Posted by Hristos T. on 2018-11-27, under the category Emacs
Tag: python

Earlier this year I did an expansion to my entries on MPD, sort of a state of my setup piece, and I've decided to do the same thing for my Emacs and Python setups as well. If you write Python code and use Emacs, or are interested in either, read on!

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Selenium testing with a Django application - locally and in CI
Posted by Hristos T. on 2018-01-24, under the category GNU/Linux
Tags: testing, selenium, python, django, buildbot

Updated 2018-04-09 - check out the end of this entry to see how I solved chrome driver instability!

It's great to have unit tests in any piece of software, but for web applications they aren't enough to ensure funcitonality. To fully ensure things work, you need to actually open each page in a web browser and use it, which is of course something that's not even remotely doable by hand. Selenium allows you to automate the process of using your web application in a real browser, and it has a fantastic Python library that's easy to integrate into a Django project. With a good suite of Selenium tests, you could have full confidence that your application fully works without manually using any part of it yourself. Join me as I discuss adding Selenium tests to a Django project that are ran both locally and in a CI environment on a headless server.

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Editing with Emacs: Python - Part 2
Posted by Hristos T. on 2016-09-28, under the category Computers
Tags: python, programming, emacs

This is a follow-up to my earlier post about editing python with Emacs, as well as the start of a series on using Emacs effectively with a number of languages. I'll go into what I use for editing python with Emacs and why, as well as how I set it all up. Let's go!

If you want the satisfaction of putting together a fine python editor, that is also capable of serving as a sophisticated editor for many many other languages, with the added benefit of having at least some control over how it all works, then read on! You just might learn something ...

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