August 8, 2015 - Northeast PHP - August 22 & 23, 2015

Speaker Spotlight # 17

We have Great speakers coming this year to our conference. Here is a spotlight on one of them.

Brian Fenton has been a PHP developer for 9 years in the Midwest and the Bay Area, currently at Bigcommerce. He focuses on code craftsmanship and design principles. Blog at www.brianfenton.us, Twitter at @brianfenton. When he’s not busy being a dad, he enjoys food, beer, gaming, and learning.

Brian will be speaking on: Unit testing done Right

We will investigate unit testing at its roots, and how we got from there to the state of testing in PHP now. We will cover techniques to make a high-quality test suite that provides maximal benefit to a codebase. Learn about the harm of focusing on code coverage metrics, dealing with flaky tests, and what your test suite is really trying to tell you.

AND

Professional-grade software design

So you know about object oriented code and wrapping functions up into classes with similar behavior. This talk will take you on a deeper dive into SOLID, a mnemonic for five rules of well-designed OO code. We’ll also cover some common design patterns, with examples, and cover some further guidelines about designing clean code. You will leave this talk with simple techniques to begin improving your code immediately.


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