There were five attendants at this Wednesday’s meeting:
- Fergal Byrne <email@example.com>
- Justin Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Ken Guest <email@example.com>
- Michael SÅ‚aby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Stephen Curran <email@example.com>
Symeon Charalabides sent his apologies, as did Barry O’Donovan – both unable to
We had a very interesting discussion about the different forms of testing:
Test Driven Development, phpunit, simpletest and the management/recording of
manual testing. CruiseControl and xinc were mentioned in passing.
This segued into chatting about maintaining existing code; the use of
php_beautifier and vim’s indent function for making code more readable and
phpdoc for generating documentation.
PHPCS was also mentioned and how it can be hooked into CVS or Subversion to
ensure only code adhering to the coding standards can be committed – much the
same as Fergal’s suggestion of hooking phpunit up so only fully tested code
can get into the repositary.
All in all it was a successful meeting; we even came away with a nice quote
from Justin: “Perl is nice if you want to be Harry Potter” (!)