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PHP London May 2016

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Sam B. and Craig W.


Note: There will be members of Sainsbury's staff who will be able to help you to the correct room.


7:00-8:00 - Informal drinks, snacks and chat
8:00-8:05 - Welcome & group announcements
8:05-9:00 - Talk:

Shipping Faster With Storyplayer

In the Autumn of 2015, Stuart took on a project to upgrade a payment system - and to deliver it in time for Christmas. He had to build out the new features for a code base he'd never worked on before, which relied heavily on manual testing, with a team who were new to Zend Framework 2. Oh, and he had to do this whilst the original authors of the gateway continued to work on it too - and their work had priority over his.

What was the secret ingredient that made this possible? Storyplayer, the open-source functional test tool.

In this talk, Stuart will tell what he can of this recent war story, and show you how his team shipped faster by using Storyplayer. He'll share with you what worked, what didn't, and how you can ship faster too.

Speaker: Stuart Herbert

Stuart Herbert is a UK industry veteran, with a career that has ranged from startups all the way through to well-known enterprises. Since 2015, Stuart is founder and Chief Software Archaeologist at Ganbaro Digital, which offers technical architecture design, software development, quality assurance and quality auditing. You can learn more at

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33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT · London
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