2018 has only just begun, and already we’ve had one night of amazing talks, and are looking forward to our next, on Monday 19th February when we welcome Matt Brunt to talk about BDD and Behat. Not sure what that means? Then come along and find out – turn up at The Student Room offices any time from 18:15, with the talk starting at 19:15. Afterwards, there’ll be the normal pizza, beer, and in-depth discussion of whatever it is you want to discuss. If you’ve not been before, here’s where to find us. See you there!
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.
Matt Brunt is a Senior Software Engineer with Viva IT where he leads and mentors a team of developers. Helping them to learn and grow into their full potential. In his spare time, he’s an organiser for the PHP East Midlands user group, and the PHP East Midlands yearly Unconference. When not tinkering with code he can be found reading comics, fighting monsters in dungeons and dragons, or drinking tea and eating jaffa-cakes.
Plus! Highlights from the PHP UK Conference
Now in its 13th year, the PHP UK Conference is a major feature of the community calendar, with two full days of talks across three tracks, plus a day of workshops for good measure. The main event takes place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February.
Rowan Collins will bring you back his highlights, and if you’re going too, we’d love to hear your favourites, and fill in the gaps.
- The User Group will Rise Again…
- 19th November 2018: Chris Williams with an An Overview of Datastores in AWS
- 15th October 2018: Simon Downes with an Introduction to AWS
- 16th July 2018: Tibor Besze on Supercharged Spreadsheets with Google Sheets and Google Apps Scripts
- 18th June 2018: Lightning Talks, by You!