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A little more about Pytest-HTML

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As I said before, my project for this summer is about creating enhancements to a plugin named Pytest-HTML, but I didn't say here what is that, in this post, I'll explain a bit.

If you don't know even what is Pytest, I'll try to explain in a few words (if you know, you may skip the following two paragraphs): Pytest is a tool to guarantee that the code you have done in Python is doing what it is supposed to do. Just giving a very simple example, if you have a function named "sum(x1, x2)", what would expect that this function does? Most probably, sum x1 and x2, right? Imagine the situation where x1 and x2 are 2, your expectation is that the function returns 4 to you, right? If it returns any other value (e.g, 9, 8, 2) most probably your function is not doing what it is supposed to do. So to code what I just mentioned above, you would do something like:

def sum(x1, x2): return x1 + x2  def test_sum(): assert sum(2, 2) == 4 
So, the function sum is retu…

Fun starts tomorrow!

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So, it has been a few weeks since I got the big news that I was selected to Outreachy, and tomorrow my internship is finally going to start.

Since my selection,  I started to feel a bit overwhelmed (not in a bad way, actually in a great way), many things happening. First there was all the happiness of being selected to such a nice program. After that, there was an invitation of Mozilla to go to London to participate in All Hands meeting, and then a suggestion of my mentor to go to Freiburg (Germany) to take part in Pytest Sprint. So I started to plan my travel, book tickets, fill forms, etc. Now I got the news that I am going to receive a MacBook offered by Mozilla too (it all - travel to Europe, meeting so many new amazing people, 5.5 K, MacBook, etc. - still seems too good to be true).  Combined with that, there are the last weeks of my semester at school, so many school assignments as well. So, wow, many things happening.


Well, since my application, I unfortunately didn't have …

What is Outreachy and how to apply for it

Outreachy is an internship program for underrepresented people in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community, if you have ever heard about Google Summer of Code (GSoC), Outreachy is much like this program. If you have never heard about GSoC neither Outreachy, I'll explain what is that about in a few words: the accepted students get paid (USD 5500) for contributing to a FOSS project for 3 months. The program runs twice a year, from May to August and from December to March. To apply to Outreachy, you have to write a patch to a participating FOSS organization and after that fill the application form.

So I am one of the students accepted for the round of May to August, and I'll write here some application tips based on my personal experience to future applicants (just saying, it is my own experience, not an official guide or something, maybe your experience will be different from mine).
Don't feel afraid if you have heard about the program close to the deadline and don'…