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Adam Wathan:
Test Driven Laravel from Scratch
Jan 15, 2016 @ 09:22:51

Adam Wathan recently presented a talk at ZendCon 2015 about test-driven Laravel development. As the talk wasn't recorded he put together a condensed version of it and has posted it to his site.

This talk covers some common obstacles people run into when trying to get started with test driving real applications, including: what’s the very first test I should write, [...] how do I test routes, [and] should I start at the unit level or the acceptance level?

The video is embedded in the post but you can also watch it separately over on Vimeo. Adam also has some other videos for those interested in things like social logins with Laravel 5, polymorphism in the database layer and refactoring loops and conditionals.

tagged: video testdriven development laravel zendcon15 screencast

Link: http://adamwathan.me/2016/01/11/test-driven-laravel-from-scratch/

Thijs Feryn:
In interview in the Nevada desert with ContinuousPHP: tech & community in Luxembourg
Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:47:16

In his latest video interview Thijs Feryn talks caught up with the ContinuousPHP team out in the Nevada desert while at this year's ZendCon.

I did a fair number of interviews while I was at Zendcon in Las Vegas. The entertainment capital of the world is located in the desert. So it seemed fun to do this interview in the desert.

ContinuousPHPThis week’s episode features Frédéric Dewinne and Oswald De Riemaecker from ContinuousPHP. We talk about how they met and how they almost instantly founded the company. ContinuousPHP is a Platform As A Service that focuses on continuous delivery and continuous deployment in the PHP space.

They talk about ContinuousPHP, how it started out and where some of the funding came from initially. They also talk about life as a startup and growing a community around the service and the PHP community there in Luxembourg. You can check out this latest episode either through the in-page video player, directly on YouTube or, for the audio-only version, over on Soundcloud.

tagged: thijsferyn interview video continuousphp luxembourg zendcon15

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/23/in-interview-in-the-nevada-desert-with-continuousphp-tech-community-in-luxembourg/

Community News:
ZendCon 2015 Call for Papers Opens
Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:49:37

Zend has announce the official opening of the Call for Papers for ZendCon 2015, their annual PHP and technology conference. Instead of their usual venue in California, though, they'll be holding the event in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19th through the 22nd.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2015 PHP Conference, the most anticipated PHP centric event of the year, where community and enterprise PHP developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP development.

We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope you will submit a talk. In appreciation for the efforts provided, our speakers package ensures they will not need to worry about anything other than delivering the best talks.

While ZendCon is put on by Zend (a company largely focused on PHP) they accept talks on more than just PHP-related topics. You can find out more about the conference in previous years (and some of the topics that were accepted) on the main conference site. The Call for Papers ends on May 15th so be sure to get those submissions in early and often!

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Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com/