Behat v3! Behavioral-Driven-De­velopment, Functional Tests and Selenium

This month's Nashville PHP Group speaker is international traveler and local PHP celebrity, Ryan Weaver (though you may know him through the Symfony community as weaverryan), and he'll be talking to us about BDD framework Behat:

Testing our applications is something we all do. Ahem, rather, it's something we all *wish* we did. In this chat, I'll introduce you to Behat (version 3!!!!): a behavior-driven-development (BDD) library that allows you to write functional tests against your application just by writing human-readable sentences/scenarios. 

To sweeten the deal these tests can be run in a real browser (via Selenium2) with just the flip of a switch. If you asked me to develop without Behat, I'd just retire. It's that sweet. By the end, you'll have everything you need to start functionally-testing with Behat in your new, or very old and ugly project.

And as if speaking weren't enough, this month's sponsor is Ryan's company KNPUniversity, so many thanks to KNP for the theme night!

Learning to program doesn't have to be so hard. Reading scattered blog posts and books isn't as effective as watching real projects being built and actively coding along with them. KnpUniversity bridges that learning gap, bringing you video tutorials and interactive coding activities. Code on!

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  • Jarvis S.

    Will this be recorded? I will be unable to attend. I am having to head to Birmingham at that time...

    June 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even for a PHP beginner, this was a phenomenal learning experience. KnpUniversity gave us some excellent resources to continue our learning, as well as FLATBALL!

    June 11

  • John I.

    Great talk, Ryan. Lots of excitement and energy. BDD is hot and you reminded us why.

    June 10

  • Sammi Anoki G.

    Fantastic meeting. I am very excited to use what I learned at work. This is going to make my job so much easier.

    June 10

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