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Test Driven Development (TDD) with PHP

  • Dec 6, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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Chris Hartjes will be sharing his experiences and perspectives on "Test Driven Development" (TDD) for PHP projects at this meetup. There was a lot of interest in this topic at our "kick off" meetup after Victor Stan suggested it on the site. One of the best things about TDD is that it has a proven track record of actually increasing productivity even though you're generally writing more code. This meetup should be of enormous value to both new and experienced PHP developers. Chris is an accomplished programmer, author and blogger (see http://www.littlehart.net/atthekeyboard/) and we're very lucky to have him do this for us. Make sure to mark this event in your calendar!

We will also have some time for open discussion and networking.

Craig Baute at Longbranch Coworking (http://www.longbranchcoworking.com/) has kindly volunteered his location for our meetup. If you aren't familiar with Coworking you should check out their web site. It is a terrific way for small companies, or independent software developers to get into an office environment with other skilled and creative workers where you can bounce ideas off each other and network with individuals in related fields. If you're an independent software developer and you're curious about it, Craig has generously offered our members use of his facility during the day on December 6th. Just get in touch with him by email to [masked] to let him know you're interested.

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  • Mark S.

    I thought chris' talk was great and covered the basics of TDD really well.

    December 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed giving the talk, wouldn't mind giving future talks. Great questions both during and after the talk.

    December 7, 2010

  • Vic M.

    Chris set the bar high with the quality of this presentation. He knew the topic very well, and shared a lot of great practical advice with the group. The new venue was terrific with loads of space, a projector, and very comfortable seating.

    December 7, 2010

  • Alfred A.

    Very impressed with the caliber of talent present and presenting! Thanks to Vic and Chris for a great meeting.

    December 7, 2010

  • jordan

    Planning to drive from Yonge St / Lakeshore to Longbranch. I've got room for 3 carpoolers

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, we also have the 501 Queen Street Car that stops right front of our door. There is also the Longbranch GO station that is about a 10-15 minute walk from us. If people then there is free parking on the street after 6 and permit-free parking on 25th and 27th street.

    Remember that if you want to come early or test coworking out then feel free to stop by anytime during the day. It's free to anyone coming out for the event.

    December 1, 2010

  • Darren B.

    Awesome! I didn't check out the directions yet at the time of my last post, so thanks Vic. The current venue seems pretty cool though no objections, I just wanted to point out that S@Y wasn't hard to find IMHO due to its location being on one of Toronto's largest Universities.

    December 1, 2010

  • Vic M.

    Fair enough Darren, but we tried one at Seneca@York and only one person showed up. Honestly I didn't give a lot of notice for that meetup, so that may have had something to do with it but the response since then has been much better even in a short time. From the Long Branch contact us page: "By Subway: Go to Bloor - Kipling Stations, take Bus #44 for 15 mins to Kipling and Lake Shore. Walk 5 minutes west. Too easy!"

    December 1, 2010

  • Darren B.

    @vic Im looking forward to coming out, hopefully I find the right public transport to get out there. I attend a Seneca@York and I'd have to respectfully disagree that its hard to find, because it right on York University's Campus. I'm sure everyone can pin point York U on google maps. TTC and GO transit frequents the campus daily/nightly and it doesn't take long to get downtown. Just my 2 cents :). Looking forward to meet everyone. Take Care.

    December 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh, my comment should've been "it would be funny if the person giving the talk doesn't show up"

    1 · November 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got a talk in January at CodeMash covering TDD + Continuous Integration, so I'd be glad to chat with people about CI afterwards.

    November 26, 2010

  • Alfred A.

    Thx Vic. I think we're on the same page here. *SO* looking forward to Chris's TDD talk! Also, thx for organizing this. I know how much work it is having been on the executive of CDAT and TDUG for many yrs. (Clipper and Delphi. And I know I'm dating myself...)

    November 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Vic for putting so much into these meetups. I attended a JavaScript meetup at the Rhino, and it's OK but mostly a social venue, wouldn't recommend presentations there or groups larger than 10...

    November 13, 2010

  • Vic M.

    We did the meetup at Linux Cafe, and it was terrific, but we all agreed that we wanted a larger space which would be better suited to presentations. Somebody was going to look into using "The Rhino" but I haven't heard back on that. Seneca@York volunteered space for us, but the location isn't downtown and isn't the easiest to find. I'm working on a downtown corporate location for us, and it looks promising - we're just sorting out elevator access now. The plan is for Chris to do TDD next.

    November 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I missed the last meeting, but it would be nice if we kept the PHP flame going ;)

    November 13, 2010

  • Alfred A.

    I hope I haven't missed this. My 2cents: Linux Caffe is a charming place, and works well for small (v small) groups; but it sucks for formal presentations. We need a proper meeting room, preferably with projector and screen. The presenter puts a lot of work in preparing the presentation; it's disrespectful to saddle him with an inferior venue. (Can you tell I feel strongly about this? OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.)

    November 13, 2010

  • Craig G.

    Any further word?

    November 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    You guys rock! And there's a Linux Cafe? Great!

    September 7, 2010

  • Vic M.

    That would be terrific Chris! I've just confirmed that we can meet at the Linux Cafe on Monday Sept 20th at 7pm, but I thought an informal meetup might be a good way to kick start the season. I'd like to get feedback from those who show up about what night works best, and the location, format of regular meetups, etc. Maybe sometime in the second half of October would be good for the TDD meetup? We could work out the details on the 20th.

    September 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do a lot of TDD at The Day Job, so I think I could give such a presentation pretty easily. The caveat is that it depends on when and what time the meetup is, as I'd have to make some babysitting arrangements.

    September 7, 2010

  • Vic M.

    I like it! I think I'm going to schedule an informal meetup for later this month, and there we can talk about who would present and when.

    September 7, 2010

  • Alfred A.

    Two big thumbs up for this one!

    September 6, 2010

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