Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Conversation with Gary Bernhardt

Gary Bernhardt has a unique perspective, having spent significant time in both python and ruby development, as well as taking part in both communities. He spends a lot of time talking and writing about testing and design and their intersection on his blog, Extra Cheese.

Gary did an incredible refactoring screecast, as well as his much-talked-about presentation at Northwest Python Day, called Python vs Ruby: A Battle to the Death.

Gary organized the Seattle stop on my coderetreat tour 2010, and I made sure to get a chance to sit down and record a conversation with him. In this video, we meander a little bit, but focus primarily on some of the differences between the ruby and python communities, especially as it relates to testing habits and ideas.

Enjoy! And please leave comments if you are so inclined. Blog post reactions on your own blog are also highly encouraged.

Gary Bernhardt from Corey Haines on Vimeo.