Learn To Test Like A Grumpy Programmer
In the middle of Web 3.0 it's become obvious that a very large percentage of developers are aware that there are tools available that allow them to write automated tests for the code they write. But you don't write tests. Never have. You feel a little bad about it but you tell yourself that it looks really tough to get into and you have a hard deadline that doesn't have any time for you to learn to use these tools.
What if you could learn how to write tests from someone who has been using them for a long time and also knows how to explain it in a way that cuts down on the fear and anxiety while teaching you what you need to go to get started immediately? That's what Chris Hartjes, long-time PHP testing evangelist, wants to do for you.
In this workshop Chris starts you off from the point of never having written a unit test and guides you through what tests really are. Then he will show you PHPUnit works and what features are the ones you really need to know. Next you will walk through using Test Driven Development using some code katas and leave with a solid, practical foundation that you can take back to your regular job and actually use. Testing your code is hard and might require you to relearn some closely-held practices. Let a grumpy programmer fix that for you!
Code for the workshop can be found at https://github.com/chartjes/workshop
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