Talk in English - US at SunshinePHP 2016
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Behat: Beyond the Basics
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My favorite talk so far. The slides are gold, and the explanations were very clear. I actually think I can use Behat beyond the Behat docs, now!
I enjoyed the Behat talk. It was a great exposition of the topic and all its main and more advanced funcitonality. Thanks!
Unit testing tends to get covered pretty well, but BDD can be one of those "okay, so it's not unit tests but a bigger picture thing, but not necessarily end-to-end integration, so...something?" areas, so it was great to see Jessica break down where BDD is most appropriate and useful and – perhaps more importantly – what it's *not* designed to do.
One small recommendation on the deck: the fade transitions felt exceptionally slow and could be sped up a bit.
Excellent explanation of some more intermediate/advanced techniques. I'll be implementing a lot that I learned here.
This was a great talk overall with some good tips and real world examples. One nit-pick: I felt that some of the slides in the first half were a bit too busy and difficult to read (specifically the slides with Gherkin on the left and a list of bullets on the right). However, the rest of the slides (that just showed code) were much better.
Power-packed. Finally, a talk that isn't introducing Behat. Jeffrey Way introduces Behat better than anyone. Jessica Mauerhan teaches you to use it to get some real work done! A fully-loaded talk with tons of practical advice and usable code examples. Perhaps a lot of time is spent on maintaining Behat 2.x techniques; is version lock-in with Behat 2 a thing? Either way, attending this talk has made me better; practicing along with the slides now.