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March 2012 Special Speaker Event

Special Out of Town Speaker

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Building Testable Applications in PHP

Presentation by: Chris Hartjes, Moontoast

This talk will approach the idea of Test-Driven Development / Behaviour-Driven Development from a different angle, instead taking a look at strategies for structuring your application in such a way that continuous integration and delivery of your application is not only possible but easily achievable. We will start by looking at anti-features of an application: ways of building things that make them very difficult to test. From there we will progress onto things like Demeter’s Law, dependency injection and how to create the complementary infrastructure to test your application. Finally we will focus on building your confidence level with respect to flawless deploys from “all hands on deck, we’re deploying” to “that’s the 12th change we pushed into production today”.

About the Speaker: Chris Hartjes has been building web applications of all shapes and sizes since 1998, ranging from catalogs for CD compilations for professional DJ’s to large-scale dating web sites. Currently working for Moontoast helping them build out their social commerce platform. He lives in Milton, Ontario, Canada with his long-suffering wife, two daughters, a furry pig masquerading as a cat, and the reincarnation of the Roman god of the underworld in feline form.

Chris is also the author of the self-published, “The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide To Building Testable PHP Applications“.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 — 7pm-9pm

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