A Fantastic Week Is (Finally) Over
From Monday to Wednesday we at eZ Systems AS had our internal developers conference in Skien, Norway. Since I joined eZ systems only recently, this was the opportunity for me to get to know all employees that gathered from all over the world. Most of the Tuesday was reserved for a "Crew Day" with some "team-building" which took place in a forest nearby. On Thursday and Friday the eZ publish conference 2006 took place. During the conference I met with Sébastien Hordeaux of WaterProof SARL, the company behind such great products as PHPEdit (PHP IDE) and wIT (Issue Tracker built using the eZ components). I had a great time discussing with Sébastien ideas to integrate PHPUnit with both PHPEdit and wIT. The architecture (and roadmap) he showed me looked very promising. I also used the opportunity to "pick the brains" of Lenara Anafieva and Sergiy Alyeksyeyev, both from the eZ systems Ukraine office, on the subject of Selenium, a test tool for web applications [...] that runs the tests directly in a browser, just as real users do. At eZ systems, it is used to test the user interfaces of the eZ publish Open Source Enterprise Content Management System. The three of us discussed how PHPUnit could be integrated with Selenium to get combined reports from both Unit Tests and Functional Tests. Last, but not least, Saturday and Sunday belonged to the PHP Vikinger, an unconference for PHP. It was great to finally meet Stuart Herbert with whom I work on the PHP packages for Gentoo Linux.