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April SF PHP Meetup at BigCommerce

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SF PHP will be at BigCommerce ( on April 27

"Our purpose at BigCommerce ( is to power success for brands. That goes beyond creating the best commerce platform on the market; it means revolutionizing the way people shop, work and live."

This will be a double-speaker event!


6:00PM Doors open

6:30PM Talk 1: Brent Rich (Data-Driven Testing)

7:00PM Talk 2: Connor Leech (Building a REST API with Authentication in Laravel 5.4)

7:30PM Wrap up

Talk 1: Data-Driven Testing


The talk will focus on a systematic way to approach testing problems and survey strategies for generating test cases. Experience in the trenches suggests the approach tends to be a good fit for legacy codebases and rapid prototyping.

Keywords: table-based testing, property tests, test case generation, automated testing.

Speaker - Brent Rich

Brent is an Senior Software Engineer on Bigcommerce's Omnichannel team, working across PHP, Go and Scala on a daily basis. He has been developing eCommerce products in San Francisco since 2012.

Talk 2: Building a REST API with Authentication in Laravel 5.4


Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting records are fundamental for almost every web application. Laravel makes speaking to the database, rendering information and adding authentication very straightforward. In this session we are going to go over the basic workflow for building a CRUD app that speaks to the database. We will cover Generating the app, Authentication, Resource Controller methods and Blade templating.

Speaker - Connor Leech

Connor is Sr. Technical Recruiter at Mondo staffing agency in San Francisco. Previously he worked as an Angular.js developer for Proteus Digital Health and is an active blogger and open source contributor. He joined the Laravel SF and PHP community recently from a JS background and was a former member of the Firebase Torch program. He graduated from UCSB with a degree in Political Science.


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