Better late than never! After an one year break the second Laravel meetup Hamburg took place at ABOUT YOU. Three talks were scheduled for the evening and I held one of them! My first meetup talk ever!
Testing in Laravel - an introduction
by me ;)
Testing is one of the most important parts in software development. Not only to make sure features work like expected, but also to ensure new components do not have repercussions on the existing codebase.
In order to support testing, Laravel provides a wide range of functionalities. With these you are able to create different kinds of tests - from basic unit tests, over tests against the database, up to browser tests.
During a live coding session some of the presented concepts are demonstrated.
From zero to Chatbot with Botman
Chatbots are the friendly new helpers that arise in every industry. How will they help you? How can we develop them? How can tools like natural language processing help the user experience? Let us find out how to create an intelligent chatbot using PHP, BotMan and Laravel.
Functional concepts in PHP and JS
Functional programming has become more common and mainstream during the last few years. To get started with functional concepts, nowadays you don’t need to learn a new programming language like Haskell or Scala. You can near it step by step even in PHP with Laravel or in JS.
Really cool people, interesting talks and very good discussions. Personally it was a very nice experience to talk at a meetup. Speaking about what you love and letting others benefit from your experience is awesome!