January 29th — Bryan Petty — Unit Testing Plugins

Notice: January’s meeting will be highly technical, so we will begin the meeting with a Q and A session for non technical members.

With such a wide matrix of WordPress versions, browsers, and plugin combinations out there, it can be a daunting task releasing your own plugin with highly forgiving compatibility requirements. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how you can write your plugins to support more users than you thought possible using automated unit tests while feeling confident that your new plugin changes didn’t break your other features or even WordPress itself.

This presentation will be highly technical, and require some previous experience writing WordPress plugins. We will make use of the new WordPress unit testing framework, and PHPUnit.

Bryan Petty

As part of the Open Source Outreach team at Bluehost, Bryan is a developer that works full-time on WordPress core, contributing patches, and providing support to the WordPress community. He is very passionate about open source software, has mentored students in the Google Summer of Code program 4 years in a row, and is also an official developer on the wxWidgets open source project.

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  • Jeff S.

    Bryan, do you have a link to your slides anywhere?

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at the park where is the meeting at?

    January 29, 2014

    • Tyrel K.

      It's at the north east side of the park on the second floor mojo theme's office.

      January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really excited about this. I don't know PHP just started scratching it so I can create my themes in WP and now I'm looking to learn how to create differen page styles within my themes.

    January 18, 2014

    • Missy

      If you need help with that feel free to chat with me sometime. I'll be there and I'm really into theme development.

      January 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh I would really appreciate the help, thank you :)

      January 18, 2014

  • Missy

    Like last time I'll be slightly late since I'll be coming from work

    January 17, 2014

  • Sam A.

    Yay! Another meetup! I missed the last one so not having any over the holidays makes it feel like it's been forever.

    January 17, 2014

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