Getting Talks Selected

How to get your talks selected

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Lonestar 13

Posted 2013-07-02
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My thoughts on Lonestar PHP 2013

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Picking up another language

Posted 2013-06-04
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My quest in learning python

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Connecting to a remote screen session

Posted 2013-05-15
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I was recently introduced to using screen to remotely connect to team members session. This is a post about how to do just that.

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Agent of Change: Part 1 Preparation

Posted 2012-12-25
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Part 1 of a 4 part series regarding being the Agent of Positive Change in your organization

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Mocking SoapClient

Posted 2012-12-21
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Don't let the fact that you have to use SOAP deter you from writing tests, here's you can mock SoapClient

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TDD For the Unconverted

Posted 2012-11-16
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So you want to start using Test Driven Development, but you're mired in a past that paid no attention to tests or testability; you aren't alone!

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Using BDD Language In Your Tests

Posted 2012-10-22
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Behavioral Driven Development frameworks like Behat and Mink have a very specific set of language that they use, you can use this style of language to keep your tests focused and organized. 

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Using Comments

Posted 2012-10-16
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Keywords comments php
Rarely are comments used well, so I'm going to talk about how I like to see comments used and why.

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Using Selenium2 with PHPUnit

Posted 2012-09-19
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When it comes to using Selenium, you have options. In this post I'm going to talk through using the PHPUnit_Extensions_Selenium2TestCase.

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ShrimPHP

Posted 2012-08-23
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ShrimPHP is a project I started as a way to practice test driven development.

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Headless Selenium From Your VM

Posted 2012-08-23
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Since I started trying to run it on a VM, I figured I'd bring it on home.

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Starting with Selenium

Posted 2012-08-23
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My first experience with Selenium

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Data Providers

Posted 2012-08-15
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Often times in our tests we need to check a data set rather than a single example. PHPUnit offers us data providers to make this process a little bit smoother!

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Testing SugarCRM Customizations

Posted 2012-08-09
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Ran into an issue with a Unit Test; but at the end of the day I implemented the feature and found some unresolved issues.

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Managing SugarCRM Customizations in Git

Posted 2012-08-04
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A detailed guide on how to manage a beta/production SugarCRM install with Git

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Starting The Test Driven Journey

Posted 2012-07-29
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A month or so ago I responded to a tweet from Chris Hartjes regarding an apprenticeship in testing; I was fortunate he decided to take me under his wing. I've learned a lot of really great things in the first month or so and wanted to chronicle what I've learned.

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An Intro To PDO

Posted 2012-07-15
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I ran across some ugly code the other night and implored people on Twitter to stop using the mysql extension, had some people ask me why.  So here's an intro to PHP Data Object (PDO).

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So you want to be more Agile?

Posted 2012-07-14
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There is so much talk around being Agile, it's become a buzzword.  Are there benefits to working with an agile methodology?

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Prevent Overcomplication

Posted 2012-07-05
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We've all come across code where the original author (never ourselves of course) wrote crafty code and it takes us forever to figure out what's going on.  Don't do that...

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Community

Posted 2012-07-04
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My experiences with the PHP community have made me realize how stupid I was for not getting involved sooner.

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Build UI Compositely with ExtJS

Posted 2012-06-14
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If you've not been blessed with the best graphic design skills, take heart.  There are tools that help you generate responsive user interfaces without the need to push pixels around.

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Recent Aha! Moment

Posted 2012-06-11
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I've been struggling recently with some confidence in my abilities, I had an Aha! (no not the 80's band) moment on the train ride home...

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You're probably not going to need it

Posted 2012-05-31
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Unless you do...

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About Me

Posted 2012-05-30
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I was blessed to be able to attend php|tek12 for a day, and I'm new to this whole community scene.  I'm not sure if anyone is really wondering who am I or what I'm about, so if you're interested...here's a a little bit about me.

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