Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2012

All the drops gather here.
Seattle, October 20-21, 2012

Quality Assurance for Drupal Sites with Behat and Mink

Speaker(s): 
Track: 
Development and Code
Experience Level: 
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Never again tell someone to "click around and make sure everything's working" after a security update or spend hours working through a tedious spreadsheet to make sure a routine update hasn't broken the site.

Mink and Behat are frameworks that can be used with Drupal to describe a site's features in formal but plain client language, creating valuable documentation as features are implemented. These feature descriptions are then turned into automated tests to ensure that your site works after module, theme, and security updates.

During this session, I'll demonstrate how these tools function in a quality assurance capacity, then take a brief look at how they can benefit the entire development cycle.