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PHPBenelux Virtual Meetup March 2021

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PHPBenelux Virtual Meetup March 2021


Temperatures are rising again, first signs of spring are all around us and the end of the first quarter of the year is already upon us. Time for another PHPBenelux Virtual Meetup!

This edition is focussed on testing and we have two speakers who will tell you more how you can use testing to find and fix bugs or to prevent testing the wrong things. They will tickle your brain with new ideas and concepts you take back to work. We're super excited about both sessions and we are sure you’re going to enjoy these talks too.

Have a 👀 at the schedule below.


📝 Schedule

  • 19:00 - 19:10: Welcome and housekeeping notes
  • 19:10 - 20:00: Pauline Vos - Advanced Git Magic
  • 20:00 - 20:15: speaker switch and small break
  • 20:15 - 21:05: Maaike Brinkhof - The Three Testing Terrors
  • 21:05 - 21:15: closing notes and raffle
  • 21:15 - 22:30: Open discussion breakout session with Maaike Brinkhof

🗣 Pauline Vos - Advanced Git Magic
You've learned about atomic commits, rebasing, you're keeping your history clean... but now what? When does all the good stuff happen? When are you awarded for your good Git behaviour?

Join me in this talk to learn about some advanced Git tricks that has saved my proverbial butt more than once, and I'm sure it will do the same for you! Go anywhere in your history, fix rebase screw-ups you thought were permanent, and find out about the magic of combining bisect with regression tests to fix surprise bugs ⚡️lightning⚡️ fast.

🗣 Maaike Brinkhof - The Three Testing Terrors
Testing has a problem: it is widely misunderstood by people, sometimes even by testers themselves. What is its goal? Can you automate testing completely? Can you assure quality?

Through the years, Maaike has encountered many wrong assumptions, weird testing claims and over-the-top test processes. These experiences each were horrific in their own way, but can be boiled down to Three Testing Terrors.

In just 30 to 40 minutes you’ll know what these terrors are and I will send you home with some options to learn more about testing (if you so wish). I cannot teach you everything about testing in 30 minutes, but I can help you recognise the testing terrors so you’ll recognise a testing horror story when you see one.

💸 Event sponsoring

We have a special raffle prize provided by Heroku containing exclusive Heroku elePHPant, socks, cards and stickers.

Long term support comes from our friends at SPATIE, the Belgian Laravel tooling factory and web agency. They produce lots of tooling for Laravel and have a great training course “Front Line PHP” to learn all about building modern applications with PHP 8. Recently they also released Ray, a new debugging tool that is lightning fast.

We also welcome Intracto for stepping up as sponsor helping us bear the costs of running this event.

And we weren’t able to make these meetups possible without the help of IN2IT. We are super grateful to Michelangelo and his crew 👏

Interested in becoming a sponsor at our next event? Send us an email to and we’ll make it happen!

👥 Join the community
We also provide a YouTube Live stream if you like to follow along in the background:

Only participants within ClickMeeting will be able to ask questions to speakers or participate in the raffle!

See you all at our meetup 👋

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