Alexander is a software engineer working in cybersecurity at Palo Alto Networks. He first got into coding because he speaks Russian and wanted to automate reading endless Russian disinformation.
He cares a lot about digital rights, inclusion in technology, writing safe code and contributing to the open source community.
When he isn't coding, he likes to drink at least 5 coffees a day and play basketball.
Dirty Equals is a new python library by Samuel Colvin, the creator of Pydantic. It will transform how you write tests, especially for APIs.
I made some contributions to it, which forever changed how I thought about
NotImplemented. I thought it was a placeholder for unfinished work and unexpected use cases. I thought the language quirks it created in equality comparison were annoying.
But in DirtyEquals, it’s a magic way to transform Python’s built in equality operator... And that changed how I think about language quirks, full stop.