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Your unit test methods need docblocks too

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - Published on Left on the web
Aggregated on Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Permalink

If you've met me at any time in the previous 20 years and you discussed unit testing with me, chances are pretty big that I'd have told you that your test methods in your unit tests don't really need docblocks, because the test methods would be named in such a way that they were descriptive. In a unit test class you could have methods such as testCheckWithQueueThatHasMessagesButIsNotProcessingTh…

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PHPNW: Thank You

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - Published on Left on the web
Aggregated on Friday October 6, 2017 - Permalink

The past ten years, the PHP NorthWest conference in Manchester has had a huge impact on the Manchester PHP scene, but also on the rest of Europe (and perhaps the world). Last weekend during the closing of the conference, Jeremy Coates announced that PHPNW conference is going on a hiatus. They're not saying they're quitting, but for now, there will be no more PHPNW conference. A sad moment for …

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Why I will pay more attention to game nights

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - Published on Left on the web
Aggregated on Wednesday August 30, 2017 - Permalink

WeCamp was last week and a lot was learned, and a lot of fun was had. Most lessons learned were good and nice, but I'm going to state here and now that I learned about something I should've known before WeCamp, but that I did not pay attention to: Which games to bring to game night. Game night Game night at WeCamp is all about leaving your electronics behind: It is meant as a moment of …

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Customizing Sculpin: Highlight image and Facebook

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - Published on Left on the web
Aggregated on Friday July 28, 2017 - Permalink

Over the past months I've been slowly customizing my Sculpin installation for this blog to fit my own liking a bit more. I've added a bit more styling including a beautiful background image and a transparent white background for the content column. Today I wanted to add a bit more. Two things specifically: I wanted to control a bit more about how my blogposts are displayed when they are …

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Company and team culture

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - Published on Left on the web
Aggregated on Tuesday July 4, 2017 - Permalink

I talk to a lot of companies and work at quite a few companies as contractor or consultant. Quite often I hear management complain about how hard it is to get good developers, and also that developers leave again after a while. Now, there are many reasons why it can be hard to find the right developers. There are also many reasons why developers leave. One thing I've found though is that …

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