Temperatures are rising again, first signs of spring are all around us and the end of the first quarter of the year is already upon us. Time for another PHPBenelux Virtual Meetup!

Thursday 11th March 2021

Opening and housekeeping notes
Event Related by Michelangelo van Dam (10 minutes)

A welcome message from the PHPBenelux organisation and some housekeeping notes

Advanced Git Magic
Talk by Pauline Vos (50 minutes)

You've learned about atomic commits, rebasing, you're keeping your history clean... but now what? When does all the good stuff happen? When are you awarded for your good Git behaviour? Join me in this talk to learn about some advanced Git tricks that has saved my proverbial butt more than once, and I'm sure it will do the same for you! Go anywhere in your history, fix rebase screw-ups you thought were permanent, and find out about the magic of combining bisect with regression tests to fix surprise bugs ⚡️lightning⚡️ fast.

The Three Testing Terrors
Talk by Maaike Brinkhof (50 minutes)

Testing has a problem: it is widely misunderstood by people, sometimes even by testers themselves. What is its goal? Can you automate testing completely? Can you assure quality? Through the years, Maaike has encountered many wrong assumptions, weird testing claims and over-the-top test processes. These experiences each were horrific in their own way, but can be boiled down to Three Testing Terrors. In just 30 to 40 minutes you’ll know what these terrors are and I will send you home with some options to learn more about testing (if you so wish). I cannot teach you everything about testing in 30 minutes, but I can help you recognise the testing terrors so you’ll recognise a testing horror story when you see one.

Closing notes and raffle
Event Related by Michelangelo van Dam (15 minutes)

We thank our speakers, sponsors and crew for making this event possible and start the raffle.

Open discussion breakout session
Social Event by Maaike Brinkhof (50 minutes)

Continuing the conversation with Maaike about the Three Testing Terrors