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BDD in PHP with Behat

in PHP added by lornajane, on 7/8/2011 PHPUnit advanced tutorials bdd behat php5 tdd techportal unit testing

Great article showing how BDD can be more intuitive than TDD, and showing you how to get started. The author, Marcello Duarte, is the lead developer of PHPSpec and an experienced software project lead and trainer

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A pluggable compiler and virtual machine in Php. Dogfood yourself with your own plugins!

in PHP added by eriksank, on 30/4/2012 advanced tutorials framework oo programming php

If you think compiler construction in a scripting language, such as Php, is indeed more fun than doing it in traditional C, you will like the following article too! We keep building our little compiler and virtual machine in Php. It now built entirely from plugins. Now you can take 5 minutes to create your own small plugin, to extend and improve the compiler and virtual machine. This has never been done before.

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Alternatives to MySQL

in PHP added by lornajane, on 8/6/2012 advanced tutorials drizzle mariadb mysql percona

Post covering the origins, intentions, features and possible pitfalls with replacing MySQL in your application with drizzle, mariadb or percona server. A very thorough overview of the options, by someone who has used them for real.

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Architecture Patterns: Domain Model and Friends

in PHP added by lornajane, on 24/6/2012 advanced tutorials design patterns oo programming oop php php5 techportal

An experienced developer gives us this great article with insight into a collection of patterns we can use to design our systems at a high level. This includes code for the patterns, and practical advice on choosing which is a good fit for your application

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