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Brian Okken

Brian is a software engineer who has spent most of his career in the test and measurement industry programming complex embedded systems in various abuses of the C++ language. This seemingly makes him completely unqualified to write about Python. However, he also uses Python to test these instruments, and has been doing this for a really long time.

Brian is involved with two podcasts. He is the host of “Test & Code”:, a podcast for developers, testers, leads, and managers, discussing software testing, development strategies, best practices, and a bunch of Python.

He co-hosts “Python Bytes”:, a podcast delivering Python news on a mostly weekly basis.

He also blogs about software development, testing, and Python test frameworks at “”:, where he examines things like the origins of the waterfall model, and also some practical subjects.

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