Connected with Drupal414, the Milwaukee Drupal users meetup.

November 30, 2013

Have you ever ...

• Changed one part of your site and accidentally broken some other part but didn't notice until it was too late?

• Gotten an "unclear requirement" from a client, where you couldn't really tell if you've satisfied it or not?

• Asked non-developers to help with testing, but they missed things or didn't have the time?

If so, Behat might be able to help! 

Behat is a tool for doing automated, functional testing of your site. Unlike other functional testing tools, the feature specifications are written in human-readable text (rather than code)!

This means your client can sign off on them as part of the project's requirements and non-developers (even the client!) can help create them.

In this presentation at Drupal414, we look at some example Behat feature specifications and use them to test a Drupal site.

September 23, 2013

I honestly believe that Drupal is the IDEAL platform to build a web startup.

People who know me have heard me talk about this many times. Building your startup on Drupal allows you to:

  • ... go from initial concept to a product you can show to investors or test with early adaptors sooner (on the order of 1-2 months!)
  • ... invest time and money ONLY on the parts of your application that provide its Unique Value Proposition (UVP) - NOT the little things every web app needs.
  • ... change faster (and without necessarily writing code!)

I've been working for several months on a presentation that not only argues these points in detail, but explains why those are critical factors in the success of any startup.

Last week Thursday (2013-09-19), I finally gave this presentation for the first time to Drupal414 (the local Drupal Users Group in Milwaukee, WI)!