Let’s Learn Testing


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Anonymous at 16:40 on 24 Jan 2014

Great to learn PHPUnit, obviously one of important part of our code! A little bit hard in the beginning for beginner who haven't used PHPunit before, but it can be easily followed afterwards.

Tobias was clear at the beginning of the talk that this would be a beginner level talk and he was right. I feel like the talk is intended for people who have not touched PHPUnit before.

It was a great introduction to PHPUnit and the live coding went really well and really demonstrated the power of testing.

However, I can't help but feel it was a little too basic.

Anonymous at 17:02 on 24 Jan 2014

Well done. Coded as he went pretty well. It was fairly basic. I would have been fine with more complexity but enjoyed it anyway.

Please find the code from this talk at https://github.com/QafooLabs/learn_testing

Interesting talk, I would have liked a little bit more talk about handling external resources, like importfiles and databases, because that is most commonly the more complex part of unittesting.
But, the speaker said clearly in the beginning of the talk that it was meant for beginners, so I guess it was to be expected.

Would love a "Let’s Learn Testing 2 - The advanced talk", some day. ;)

After the talk I went to the speaker to ask him some questions (about DB resources) and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the topic.

Now actually doing the unit testing... that might be a different story. :p

I really enjoyed this talk which almost entirely consisted of live coding. It is a great introduction on PHPUnit test driven development. Definitely recommended for those new to unit testing seeking for a practical introduction on the essentials and how to get started. If you already know/use PHPUnit, this is probably not for you.

The talk was clearly for beginners and it was definitely great for people who are just starting with Unit Testing. You were a bit short on time at the end which was unfortunate for the Q&A. Overall great talk as always :)

Exactly what it said on the tin, extremely well delivered, and with clear live-coding examples and excellent audience involvement.

As a beginner level talk quiet usefull.

Clear explanation and interesting examples

Nice talk, unfortunately most things weren't new for me (my bad ofcourse attending the wrong talk).

However I enjoyed the live coding with vim (as a PHPStorm user).

Clear introduction to PHP testing with PHPUnit and some DDD principles. Tobias is an enthusiastic speaker that really catches your attention.

Good way to show how PHPUnit works. As it was talk for beginners, i did not learn much about PHPUnit, however (and thats important) and learned how to explain things to those who do not know PHPUnit. Steps you took were very good way to teach main concepts.