Learn testing in this fun, engaging and educating workshop where four groups are testing a specific aspect of a web application.

Over the past decades we have been building web applications and have learned that we need to ensure some level of quality when we push our changes into production. With lots of efforts we have made businesses aware that unit and integration testing are an essential part of development.


But unfortunately we require to focus on more aspects of a web application than just the functional part: are we resilient enough when services are (temporarily) not available and is our application secured against the most common vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP Top 10? Since 2016 we’re also taking privacy into the mix and are testing specifically to ensure private information is not leaked or is breached.

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For this reason I thought of an interactive workshop where participants could test a web application on four fronts: acceptance, resilience, quality and security. A specially crafted web application is made available to the groups so they can execute their specific test exercises and note down their results.


At the end we collect their answers and calculate the results of each group on their assignments. The challenges are kept at a basic level to make it easy for everyone to participate, additional challenges can be given to the “more advanced” testers in the group. Since the group formation is completely random, it also brings the people closer to each other which emphasises the purpose of the event: building community.


Last week we even had a surprise for the audience: our host Intracto and In2it donated a cheque of € 500,00 to Belgian PHP user groups. These groups are PHP-WVL, PHPGhent, BrusselsPHP, PHPAntwerp, PHPLeuven and PHPLimburg, each receiving € 83,33 to spend on community stuff.


Interested in participating? Check out our events page where we announce our upcoming talks and workshops. Also check out those user groups mentioned earlier as they offer great value for you and your team.

Michelangelo van Dam

Michelangelo van Dam is a senior PHP architect, PHP community leader and international conference speaker with many contributions to PHP projects and community events.

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Michelangelo van Dam · 04/04/2018 at 19:29

Oh, I forgot to mention… on April 25 I’m doing it all over again at PHPBrussels meetup

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