PHP Test Fest 2009

For those who haven't heard about it, last Saturday was PHP Test Fest 2009, and here in Belgium it was organized by PHPBelgium at the new Combell location in Ghent.

We decided to test the SQLite3 extension, and we also had two people writing tests for LDAP. With a nice end result of 24 tests written for SQLite3 and 9 for LDAP, we are very pleased with the result since only 9 people attended our event.

Our mentor Felix De Vliegher  had given us a very clear instructions and apparently most attendees already had seen my (and other people's) slides on See the pictures of those great moments on

All attendees did share a few common quotes afterwards:
  • "I learned so much here"
  • "Next year I come back"
  • "Shame on those who didn't come today"
I would like to express my gratitude for the PHP QA Team for organizing this event, to Combell for facilitating this event and providing us very nice sandwiches and drinks and to Ibuildings for providing us a USB stick where we can store our libs and tests on.

If I do get some "spare" time, I surely will keep on writing tests for the PHP core, because it is so important to ensure good code coverage on each and every PHP component.

In the time being, do check out the code coverage reports for PHP 5_3 and see for yourself that there's still a lot of work to be done to get everything in the green. So step up and help PHP helping you.


  1. I would like to mention that TestFest is not over yet! There will be several TestFest events around the world, including one at the php|tek conference in Chicago next week!


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