refactoring, unit testing, ant, etc.
s_david_rose at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 9 01:26:20 CEST 2005
I've been learning Python for the past few months, reading tutorials and
postings here. I've bought the personal Komodo then downloaded Eclipse with
Pydev. IDLE also is a staple of everyday use.
~10 years ago, I had CS as a minor in college. I learned some C and modula-2
to name the relevent languages. Back then I was compiling on a VAX. Much
different than today.
I was hoping someone could guide me a bit with current-day practices. I've
been pythoning along, but I hear about things I don't know about (re-factoring,
unit-testing, debugging, ant build tools) and I don't know how they're
applicable to make my life easier. Tutorials didn't shed too much light --
they make it seem to be more work than I need now.
To be clear, I've used debuggers in the past, but it seems when I set break-
points, the Eclipse just skips merrily past them, or steps at every line, and
for wxPython, that's annoying given all the support libraries. I also use
wxPython and wxGlade, so those seem to ignore debug mode completely for some
Can someone please shed some light onto how I should really use my IDE to
make my life more enjoyable? I feel I just don't know how to use the tools
that are available, and that's frustrating.
Thanks so much!
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