I don’t make it out to many meetups these days, but Ohio Laravel is one that I try my best to attend regularly. No, it’s not just the free pizza or the tendency to grab drinks afterwards (though those things don’t hurt). No, I love Ohio Laravel because it’s regularly filled with awesome folks and above-average speakers for a local meetup. That’s why I’m proud to announce that I’m finally contributing a talk to my local Laravel meetup this April!
Testing Like You’ve Never Tested Before (Because You Haven’t)
Continuing my “I’d Like to Teach the World to Test” [Myopic] World Tour”, I’ll be giving my shockingly-popular Testing Like You’ve Never Tested Before (Because You Haven’t) talk for my friends at Ohio Laravel:
Testing software in an automated fashion is one of the best ways to guarantee quality, reduce bugs, and prevent regressions in our code, and is a prerequisite to operating in a Continuous Integration environment. Unfortunately, the most difficult parts of testing come right at the beginning: scaffolding a test suite and writing our very first tests. For those who are new to automated testing, these hurdles can prove overwhelming.
This talk covers the fundamentals of testing, in a beginner-friendly way. We’ll discuss how testing makes software better, the various levels of the Automation Pyramid, how to scaffold some basic unit and integration tests, and discuss the characteristics of great tests.
This seems to be my major talk of 2019, so I’m really excited to be able to give it so close to home. Come for the pizza, stay for the testing knowledge.
Ohio Laravel Meetup
1275 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212 April 3, 2019