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The Northeast PHP Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. While grounded in PHP, the conference is not just about PHP. Talks on web technology, user experience, and IT management help PHP developers broaden their skill sets. We are entirely non-profit. Our organizers and and speakers volunteer their time to create a community event experience on par with the big technology conferences. We value the participation of each member of the PHP community, so follow @NEPHP on Twitter for updates and don’t miss out!

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Friday, August 11

09:00 ADT

Writing tests for PHP source
As you might have already heard from a grumpy individual, adding more tests to your codebase is crucial to its stability over time. This talk isn't about adding tests to your PHP codebase, but adding tests to the PHP language itself. And the best part is, all the tests are written in PHP so you don't even have to dust off that old C book from college.

In this talk I will show you how to find untested parts of the PHP source code, how to write a test for the untested feature and how to submit your tests to PHP internals. Not only will you be making PHP more stable and reliable, but there's a good chance the tests you write will give you a deeper understanding of PHP; knowledge you can use to improve your own codebases. Not to mention you'll be able to call yourself an internals contributor. Come on in! The water's fine!

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Sammy Kaye Powers

Owner, SammyK Media
Sammy Kaye Powers has been making things on the web for fifteen years. Sammy spends the bulk of his time in coffee shops cranking out loads of Facebook apps for ad agencies. He dabbles in PHP internals and is the maintainer of the official Facebook PHP SDK. He loves sharing knowl... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 ADT
Richmond Room

11:00 ADT

Testing Complex Applications for PHP7
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. Our storefront is a very large PHP application -- 3.5M LoC interacting with a wide array of extensions -- that serves 2M daily visitors. So we were delighted when our upgrade to PHP7 went without a hitch. It worked so well because of a test plan that covered a wide range of strategies and tools. This case study will combine a walkthrough of this project with a practical tour of PHP testing tools, from PHPUnit to GDB.

Engineers are most familiar with unit tests and browser tests, but there's a much wider range of tools available for validating software. I'll cover the pros, cons, and applications of a dozen tools that work well with PHP applications. They'll be presented in context of a real application so people can get a good sense of where they should invest.

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Adam Baratz

Director of Engineering, Wayfair
Adam is Associate Director of Engineering at Wayfair, where he leads product and platform teams. He's been writing PHP since 2000. He maintains pdo_dblib and contributes to php-mustache... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 11:00 - 11:50 ADT
Richmond Room