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Intro to Behavior Driven Development with Behat

Over the past year, Mashery took on Behavior Driven Development (BDD) style functional testing with Behat for PHP.  BDD style functional tests have been gaining popularity due to their descriptive nature and coverage of real use cases. Writing reusable scenarios for use cases is quite a tricky thing.  Steps need to be robust, to execute quickly, to speak to the use case and to handle errors cleanly.  Achieving these goals is challenging.  This talk will cover the philosophy this testing style and how to implement BDD style functional tests with Behat.

Speaker Bio:
George Perry (@perrygeorget | GitHub#crazy #cool #fun #outdoorsy #brilliant #silly #daring #creative

6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food 
7:00 - 7:10 -- Intro/announcements 
7:10 - 8:15(ish) -- Main presentation
8:15 - 8:30 -- Raffle 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Will slides and/or video be made available for this event? Thank you.

    April 18, 2014

  • David A.

    Thanks for hosting the event last night, glad I was able to make it.

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Thanks Mashery!

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic event. Behat is such a powerful tool. Glad I attended this. Thanks for the free books and pizza!

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup. Everything was over my head but I think I got the main concept. Still, I can't wait for the next one.

    April 17, 2014

  • George

    I'm working on some sample Behat tests for the presentation. You can find the current code on github @

    April 8, 2014

  • Piotr M.

    Can you stream this meetup ?

    March 5, 2014

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