Wednesday May 16th 2018 - Testing Strategy & Symfony 4


  • 18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
  • 19:00 – Super Marek’s Testing Strategy - Marek Matulka
  • 19:30 – A little break
  • 19:40 – Symfony 4 (Flex included) - Jakub Zalas
  • 20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink

Free tickets are available on Meetup. Please sign up so we know how much food to buy.

This is a free event, open to all. There will be some bottles of beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided. We will have vegetarian food, if you have any other dietary requirements send us a message and we’ll do our best.

The event is hosted at Platform above Leeds city train station.

The Talks

Symfony 4 (Flex included)

Jakub Zalas @jakub_zalas

Symfony 4 is a result of evolution of the popular framework. While it’s not a revolution, there’s lots of things included that make our life much easier and more fun! Symfony was moved closer to industry practices with application bundles gone, simplified directory structure, or environment variables preferred over configuration parameters.

Both versions 2 and 3 has already introduced some nice features, like autowiring, that contributed to what Symfony 4 has become. As a result there is less Symfony specific concepts and more standard practices. It’s easier to learn, easier to configure, easier to install and deploy, and finally easier to master.

If that wasn’t enough, our workflow was much improved with the introduction of Symfony Flex, a new way to install and manage Symfony applications. It’s time to say goodbye to both Symfony installer and the Standard Edition!

Jakub Zalas is an independent software consultant, architect and trainer, who helps teams to deliver software that survives change. Being focused on quality, Jakub promotes agile development practices like test driven development. In his spare time, he speaks at conferences and contributes to open source.

Super Marek’s Testing Strategy

Marek Matulka @super_marek

I will talk about choosing the right testing strategy for the project based on my personal experience working with customers like Dixons, Carphone Warehouse, Financial Times, and Talk Talk.

Agile Software Engineer. World Traveller. Frequent Flyer. Plane Spotter. Amateur Photographer. I say what I think, not what you want to hear.


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