Resolving problems in Python dependencies


One of the most difficult problems to diagnose and fix in programs is when a library misbehaves because of incompatibilities with its dependencies. Fixing such issues can be time-consuming and the fixes might require domain knowledge about libraries that application developers should be able to treat as black boxes. In this talk we will take a look at a concept called prescriptions used in Python's cloud resolver called Thoth. Prescriptions can assist in resolving high quality dependencies. We will also introduce a service called Dependency Monkey that can spot issues in dependencies and can be used to create prescriptions to feedback the knowledge for the cloud based Python resolver.

About the speaker

Fridolin Pokorny
Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Passionate Pythonista. Working on scalable platforms and machine learning applications in Red Hat’s office of the CTO.