Matt Brunt Talk: BDD & Behat: Telling stories through code

edPUG - Edinburgh PHP User Group
edPUG - Edinburgh PHP User Group
Public group

Civtech, Floor L, Codebase

38 Castle Terrace, EH3 9DZ · Edinburgh

How to find us

It can be tricky, see instructions in the meetup content below!

Location image of event venue


18:30 - 19:00 Networking, beer and PHPizza!

19:00 Talk by Matt Brunt

Brunty is a Web Developer. Nerd. Techy. Lover of tea and jaffa cakes. Bit of a keyboard nut (he likes Cherry MX Blues). Lover of tech & computer hardware.

He's a Software Engineer based in Leicester, UK. If you'd like to know more about his skills, experience etc, check out his CV ( If you'd like to read things that he writes sporadically, you can view his blog (

Behaviour Driven Development & Behat: Telling stories through code

Stories? Scenarios? BDD? Are these just more words in the ever-growing list of jargon that developers have to know? Or are they something more important than new terms to memorise?
In this session we'll look at how BDD fits into the software development work-flow, how to tell user stories through features, and how to automate them in Behat.
These techniques will help to ensure you're writing well designed and tested software that focuses on what the users want from a system.

We'll finish up with questions for Matt and discussions, then head across the road to Footlights ( for drinks

Getting to the room within the venue

There are two ways into Codebase. You want to find the one at the top of the hill (and NOT the one at the bottom with Codebase written on it, very confusing we know!).

Go to the blue arrow on the map.

You will see the upper entrance. Go in here, then take the lift to Floor L.

Someone will greet you on floor L.