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Quality Assurance on PHP projects - PHPUnit lessons learned

This is what I like about the PHP community: people work out similar ideas and share what they've learned in the process. Sometimes people pick up ideas and work them out, sometimes people just continue the conversation.

And I believe Lars Tesmer has done the latter, where he blogs on testing PHPUnit itself and the lessons learned in that process.

Thank you Lars for sharing your lessons.


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  1. You're welcome! :D

    Btw, today we've had our second practice trying our luck on Assetic, it's been very interesting, too.
    I hope to find the time to blog about it some time over the weekend.

    Anyways, thanks for the shoutout!

    Cheers,
    Lars Tesmer

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  2. Here's the blog about our second After Work Hacking:
    http://lars-tesmer.com/blog/2011/09/20/how-to-unit-test-a-class-making-calls-to-an-url-or-the-filesystem-with-phpunit/

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  3. In Php Projects people pick up ideas and work them out, sometimes people just continue the conversation.

    Php Programmer

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  4. People pick up ideas and work them out,and sometimes people just continue the conversation.Thanks for sharing it.

    PHP Development India

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