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PHP QA TestFest - XML and DOM Focus

PHP Test Writing and Unit Testing at NY PHP

May 23rd, 2009

New York PHP is pleased to host the tri-state area's PHP TestFest. This is a great opportunity to help the PHP project while learning from your peers and working alongside other developers.

Anyone interested should join the low-traffic NY PHP Org mailing list to keep updated on the event and participate in post and pre-event discussion.

The event will kickoff at 11am on May 23rd with documentation and QA team member Daniel Convissor running a quick presentation on how to write tests. We'll then move onto mentoring and writing the tests themselves.

WHY and GOALS
  • The goal of the TestFest is to develop PHP Tests and submit them to the project for evaluation and commits.
  • To improve the code coverage of the test suite for the PHP language.
  • Meet, learn, and network with other area developers.
  • Contribute and help the PHP language.
  • We will be focusing on the XMLReader/XMLWriter extensions (see also below).

WHO
  • Anyone interested in helping the PHP project.
  • Senior developers or new developers are both welcome.
  • New developers will be paired with the more experienced.

DATE and LOCATION
  • Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
  • Starts at 11:00am with How-To presentation
  • 55 Broad Street (Beaver/Broad) - ask security for TestFest
  • Networking/dinner afterwards
The event will be held at 55 Broad Street in the financial district - just show up, ask for the PHP event, and let's get coding. After the code-a-thon, we'll go to dinner for networking and, well, food.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
  • Laptop that you are comfortable developing with.
Refreshments, LCD projector, internet access and server accounts, if needed, will be provided.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE THE EVENT (PREREQSUITES)
ABOUT XMLReader/XMLWriter
Also, please review and familiarize yourself with the following:
http://gcov.php.net/PHP_5_3/lcov_html/
http://gcov.php.net/viewer.php?version=PHP_5_3&func=tested_functions
http://testfest.php.net/displayresults.php

Lastly, and most importantly, please come forward on the NYPHP Org mailing list mailing list and ask any questions so that we can hit the ground running on May 23rd - and don't forget to contact us to get your account setup.

Come join us to learn, network and most importantly, help the PHP project we all know and love.
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