Nathan Yergler

Number of videos:
5
In Depth PDB
PyCon US 2014
Nathan Yergler
Recorded: April 13, 2014Language: English

Python includes a powerful debugger, but using it well requires practice. Setting a break point and inspecting local variables is easy, but what else can you do? What if you need to set the breakpoint in one of your dependencies, or only fire it conditionally? How do you navigate calls, or change them? Join me for an in depth look at how you can better use PDB to debug and understand programs.

Porting Half a Million Lines to Python 3
PyOhio 2013
Nathan Yergler
Recorded: July 27, 2013Language: English

Eventbrite is a successful online ticketing site, built on half a million lines of Python, dating to before 2007. Python 3 shipped four years ago, and we're excited about all of its improvements. But what's it like to port 6 years and half a million lines to Python 3.3? Join me to learn about why we want to port, what the initial porting experiment revealed, and what the trouble areas are.

Effective Django
PyCon US 2013
Nathan Yergler
Recorded: March 13, 2013Language: English

Django is a popular, powerful web framework for Python. It has lots of "batteries" included, and makes it easy to get started. But all of the power means you can write low quality code that still works. Effective Django means building applications that are testable, maintainable, and scalable. This tutorial will introduce attendees to Django with an emphasis on testing, maintenance, and scale.

Effective Django
PyOhio 2012
Nathan Yergler
Recorded: July 29, 2012Language: English

Django is a popular, powerful web framework for Python. It has lots of "batteries" included, and makes it easy to get up and going. But all of the power means you can write low quality code that still seems to work. Effective Django development means building applications that are testable, maintainable, and scalable. This talk-torial will cover the skills needed to effective use Django.

Django Form Processing Deep Dive
PyCon US 2012
Nathan Yergler
Recorded: March 10, 2012Language: English

Django Form processing often takes a back seat to flashier, more visible parts of the framework. But Django forms, fully leveraged, can help developers be more productive and write more cohesive code. This talk will dive deep into the stock Django forms package, as well as discuss a strategy for abstracting validation for forms, and the use of unit and integration tests with forms.