We return again for another remote meetup with talks on phpspec and unconventional PHP!

Wednesday 12th August 2020

How PhpSpec changed the way I think about code
Talk by Naomi Gotts (50 minutes)

The term "Behaviour Driven Development" is commonplace at the (user) story level, but how about at the code specification level? This talk will explain where PhpSpec enters the equation, discuss how it does and doesn't differ to PhpUnit and demonstrate its power to force you to think about the architecture of your code.

Unconventional PHP
Talk by Liam Hammett (50 minutes)

You might think you know PHP, but if you dig below the surface you might find it can do more than you knew. Beyond the documented features, there lies a world of tricks, hacks and other techniques that can allow PHP to go a step further. In this talk we'll look outside the box at some things PHP provides like references, autoloading and magic methods and explore how using them in an unconventional way can benefit our own code.