Testing with Codeception

Jeremy Coates (03.Oct.2014 at 14:00, 3 hr )
Workshop at PHPNW 2014 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Testing with Codeception

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Rating: 5 of 5

03.Oct.2014 at 16:28 by Anonymous

Essential for every software engineer (web dev). Very professional workshop. You get a virtual box at the beginning with ready made platform for your exercises. I've learned a lot about testing.

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Oct.2014 at 21:22 by Tom Cannaerts (36 comments)

Well prepared tutorial. The ready-made VM really enabled us to look at codeception rather than having to spend a lot of time on trying to get things like Selenium running.

Rating: 3 of 5

04.Oct.2014 at 18:43 by Chris Sherry (66 comments)

Excellent preparation by Jeremy for this tutorial, VM was packaged up with everything we needed, even a chrome session!

Talk section was well presented and structured. It did however go into some of the more advanced features before we had even looked at the basics from a practical point of view. I'm not sure how possible it is with this tutorial but mixing the practical in with the talk and doing a bit of one then the other would have helped my understanding better because of the way I learn best (I realise that differs from person to person)

I didn't really understand the practical when we got to it. There wasn't a specific goal to work towards with the tasks other than generally writing some tests and seeing them work. As a more junior developer I could have used a little more hand holding from the practical instructions.

As a talk I give it a 5, but as a tutorial I'm afraid I give it a 3.

Rating: 4 of 5

07.Oct.2014 at 10:35 by Rhodri Morris (6 comments)

Good talk about Codeception and what it can do, though I do agree with the comment above slightly: sometimes it did feel more like a (very good) 'Saturday' talk explaining and justifying Codeception. At one point I did wonder if it was too good to be true having not managed to get a test running at that stage; once I had it running in the second half of the session and could play about with it things made more sense.

Still a great tutorial, would be even better if it was mixed in with the talk a bit more in the first half. The instructions in the readme could have a been a little clearer in places too, but that didn't matter so much as Jeremy was very helpful.

As mentioned above, the ready-made VM helped a lot; would have been even better if I could have got hold of it a few days before to get it all ready, but that's probably just me (I'm fairly new to Vagrant, not that it's difficult).

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2014 at 16:41 by Michael Boffey (20 comments)

Well prepared talk the VM really helped everyone get setup really quickly the only down side to the talk was the venue wifi stalling progress slightly

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