It's final push time on a big project for Mike, but Chris is the one who is exhausted. Still we've got some new insights into testing and thoughts on an emerging category of developer.
Plus, why the hermit developer is alive and well, some important feedback, and a Python tip.Support Coder Radio
- Hermit programmers are dead — However, with the advent of cloud computing and AI, the scenery may change soon for this profession. It’s time for programmers to mutate into sociable software engineers, recap and re-adapt, and take advantage of the only thing that machines cannot overtake: our human nature. Otherwise, I believe misfit programmers will perish… for sure.
- Why OpenAI’s Codex Won’t Replace Coders — It might create a new specialty, too: "prompt engineering," the often-complex process of crafting the textual prompts which allow AI systems like Codex to work their magic.
- Majority of developers spending half, or less, of their day coding, report finds — If you only get four hours max to code during the work day you're not alone, according to ActiveState's 2019 developer survey.
- Coverage Is Not Strongly Correlated with Test Suite Effectiveness · It Will Never Work in Theory — We found that code coverage is a poor predictor of how effective a test suite is at detecting bugs once the size of the test suite is accounted for.
- Internal Tech Emails on Twitter — Apple execs describe a "unique arrangement" with Netflix
- Python Sample for Tip of the Week — This is an example of being able to use type hinting on a return < Python 3.10. In 3.10 the from __future__ will not be required. This requires Python 3.6+
- What’s New In Python 3.10
- Python 3.10 Release Stream — with Pablo Galindo - YouTube — Python 3.10 is set to be released on 4 October 2021. Join us live in our Python 3.10 Release Stream with Pablo Galindo, CPython Core Developer and Python 3.10 Release Manager, and Leon Sandøy.