Behind the Scenes of tox: The Journey of Rewriting a Python Tool with more than 10 Million Monthly Downloads
tox is a widely-used tool for automating testing in Python. In this talk, we will go behind the scenes of the creation of tox 4, the latest version of the tool. We will discuss the motivations for the rewrite, the challenges and lessons learned during the development process. We will have a look at the new features and improvements introduced in tox 4. But most importantly, you will get to know the maintainers.
I am a software developer with a passion for Python and Linux, developing open source software both at my day job at Canonical, and at night as a maintainer of tox and many other projects.