I'm happy to announce that I got invited to speak twice at this years developers conference ConFoo in Montreal, Canada. The topic of both talks is testing of software and websites. Well, that's the topic I spend most of my time with. The fist one is called "PHPUnit in 4 parts" and the second is called "SmokeTests - The what, why and how". What makes me even more happy is that my brother is joining me on this journey. We'll take a few days ahead of the conference to visit Toronto and maybe the Niagara Falls.PHPUnit Talk SmokeTests Talk ConFoo Website
Today I learned in that my company Smest.it made it into the finals of the Top Tech Startup 2018 Awards. Before I got notified by the organizer I saw already traffic from their announcement page comming in. What a big surprise. I haven't expected it. Now you need to vote for "Smest.it UG" on their website. Thanks in advance for your support.More Details Vote for Smest.it
Today is finally the day. After more than a year of evaluation, calculation, prototyping, testing and questioning. Today finally I had the appointment with the certifying notary to sign the official founding documents. From now on, is every website owner invited to SmokeTest their pages and URLs for availability and speed. The overall goal for Smest.it is to get finally rid of error pages, once and for all.Go to Smest.it
I'm very happy that I got invited to speak at the code.talks in Hamburg. My session is about my favorite topic. Automated testing with SmokeTests. In more detail I showed why developers should do SmokeTests, how a good server setup could look like and how often SmokeTests should run. The session got recorded and is available on youtube.code.talks Website My talk on youtube
I'm very happy that I got the opportunity to give talk together with my colleague Misha Skyda regarding recruiting and apprenticeship. We had over 30 minutes of Questions and Answers session involving even our HR and CEO.Slides
I'm very happy that I got invited to speak at the PHP conference in London. My session was about one of my favorite topics. Automated testing with SmokeTests. In more detail I showed why developers should do SmokeTests, how a good server setup could look like and how often SmokeTests should run.
Just for this presentation I created a library which should make developer's live much easier while creating SmokeTests.Blog Post SmokeTestingPhp
This is a complete new talk I gave for teachers of Hamburg’s IT school. Not many IT teachers have side projects or other possibilities to do internships. So they don’t have many practical skills with version control systems. I want to get them a better insight of how git works. I'm glad to help.Git - basics talk
Over last months I tried several times to get me head around Node.js. Last weekend I spend another couple of hours to get used to it and tried to find some use cases for me.
Today it happened! Finally I found a use case for Node.js. I created a script which is resizing images for my website. I put it on GitHub for you to use it too and to get feedback on how to improve.Image Converter
Sebastian Heuer and me were quite happy when we got told that our talk about fury made it onto the well selected sessions-list of 2016s edition of international PHP conference in munich. There were quite some interesting talks and workshops. I spend 4 days of constantly learning new things.
Sebastian Heuer's and my session about our fast, reliable and beautiful architecture was packed too.
I wrote a blog post about the conference and one about our talk. Please see in Tech Blog for more details.Tech Blog
Today it was up to Sebastian Heuer, Kruno Knego and me to talk about a new topic. This time it is about testing of source code. How to achieve 100% code coverage and why it is so important not to stop there. This topic is quite important for us and we are proud to have 100% but to prepare this talk was not easy at all. How to present such a technical topic without to bore the audience.
I like that we managed to give such a great session and keept all listeners in line. Even after this 48 minutes presentation, a lot of people asked quite some questions about mocking and how to test databases.Slides
This years code.talks in Hamburg was absolutely awesome. For me it was the first time joining this conference as a speaker. Code.talks was really big with about 1900 guests. Apart from regular annoying issues with Wi-Fi, was everything amazingly well organized. List of talks was well selected and all the other small events like speakers dinner or drone flying was great.
Our talk went quite well. We had a quite good filled hall and no one left during our session. Because of the fact that we held this talk before in a smaller group we learned that there will be probably a lot of questions and discussions. We planned to talk for about 30 minutes to have enough time afterwards for them but we were mistaken. Just one audience member was keen enough to talk into the microphone. Luckily after we finished our talk there were quite some people which asked their questions. In the end it was a great session and a great conference,code.talks Website
It was first time long since I have given a talk in front of an bigger group. It was about a project I worked on for last couple of months. Kind of my baby. We talked about the architecture of our new component and server setup and how we managed to deliver pages below 100ms time to first byte.
About 5 months later I went to a Symfony User Group Meetup and it happened that they needed a second talk. Well, I held this talk again. After a short presentation there was quite a constructive discussion for over an hour. Thanks again for the great evening.Slides