James Cowie

James Cowie


Testing, Testing and more testing. We know we should be testing our code but what are the benefits of testing? Assurances that we can rapidly make changes to the code and ensure functionality is still kept intact. Well, what if there was more than just code security that practising testing could give us.

I believe that by thinking about Objects and going back to the fundamentals of OOP ( Object Orientated Programming ) and thinking about how objects can communicate with each other we can design better applications adhering to SRP ( Single responsibility Principle ), SOLID and DRY and still retain a well tested and more verbosely documented system. By exploring concepts from OOP, DDD, BDD and TDD I will show that we can extract business domain code and encapsulate this into meaningful objects that are more testable, maintainable and showcase best OOP practices.

About James

Magento expert, Technical Team Lead, BDD/TDD lover, Speaker, MageCaster and all around geek

James is a Senior Magento Engineer & Magento 2016 Magento Mover with over 10 years experience in PHP and web applications. When not at work he likes to work on BDD / TDD tools being one of the maintainers of MageSpec and BehatMage. He also co-presents MageCasts.IO with Allan MacGregor to help educate people on SOLID, TDD and BDD.


James @ Mage Titans MCR 2016

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