FUxCon 2013

BDD with four
web frameworks

In this workshop I gave an overview of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with the PHP tools Behat and Mink. The workpiece is a simple portfolio site which I have implemented
on the four platforms CakePHP, Django, Drupal, and Symfony
with an identical set of features.

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Behavior Specification

Why this project? BDD closes the gap between the agile requirements definition using user stories on the one hand and test-driven software development on the other hand. more …


Although this is a small project by any measure, we cover a surprisingly wide range of topics and provide a description plus code for each: Installation, configuration, models, controllers, views, accounts & security, tagging, picture uploads & scaling, CRUD & forms, text formatting in teasers and with markdown, and generating test data.


… is awesome, because it makes building web applications simpler, faster, and require less code. Often needed components are built right in: Translation, database access, caching, form validation, authentication. more …


… is awesome, because it makes it easier to build better web apps more quickly and with less code. more …


… is awesome, because it is used on millions of websites, is supported by an active and diverse community, and is used for private weblogs as well as for enterprise applications. more …


… is awesome, because it accelerates building and maintaining PHP web applications. It replaces repetitive programming tasks with power, control, and fun. more …

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