Ever dreamt of becoming a PHP core contributor but felt overwhelmed by the prospect of creating RFCs, maintaining extensions, or writing C code? Worry no more! In this talk, you'll discover how to make a meaningful impact on the PHP core by writing tests without the need to write C code. Join me for an interactive session where I'll live code a test on stage, demystifying the process and equipping you with essential testing techniques. Develop the confidence to contribute to the PHP core, one test at a time, and become an invaluable member of the PHP community.


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Joseph Leedy at 11:40 on 3 Nov 2023

Very informative talk with great examples. Makes me think about wanting to contribute to the PHP core.

Dan Moore at 11:46 on 3 Nov 2023

Great talk. Loved the way you built out the example. I want your vimrc settings, that was cool.

Areas for improvement:

* I think you spent a bit too much time introing yourself at the beginning.
* Speak a bit slower.
* zed - lib took me a while to figure out.

This was a really cool concept for a talk and something I feel like I can actually do by myself to help the core PHP language. :-) Awesome talk!

Ryan Howe at 12:54 on 3 Nov 2023

Really liked walking through the test process, the failures of the test case, assumptions that were made and how they needed to evolve. Defiantly has inspired me to see where I can contribute to the development language I love and some days love to hate 🥸

Mark Junghanns at 10:38 on 4 Nov 2023

Very interesting presentation that gave me some insights into the topic. I also liked the examples you presented.

Good technical subject to cover. Something any PHP developer can spend some time on to contribute to PHP. Would be good to have slides linked in joind.in before the talk to make following along easier for attendees. Thanks for your contributions to PHP!

aaron mcquade at 16:33 on 4 Nov 2023

learned a lot !

James Titcumb at 13:05 on 7 Nov 2023

Missed the start of this unfortunately but what I caught was a great look into PHPT testing.