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Sebastian Bergmann

Even experienced software developers need to expect the unexpected from time to time. When you cannot afford to experience unpleasant surprises on the launch of your new PHP project, you can rely on the expertise of Sebastian Bergmann. He can identify side-effects and sources of error, even in legacy code, and then provide you with strategies to improve your software development.

Sebastian is a co-founder of thePHP.cc and a pioneer in the field of quality assurance in PHP projects. His test framework PHPUnit is a de-facto standard. He is actively involved in the development of PHP and responsible for creating a wide range of tried-and-trusted development tools.

This internationally sought-after expert shares his knowledge and experience through his widely-read books and articles. His presentations at conferences around the world are followed by those in the PHP community and beyond.

Open Source Projects

  • PHP
  • PHPUnit
  • Template for Jenkins Jobs for PHP Projects
  • PHP Copy/Paste Detector (PHPCPD)
  • PHPLOC
  • de-legacy-fy

Books

  1. Softwarequalität in PHP-Projekten, 2. Auflage with Stefan Priebsch, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2013
  2. Integrating PHP Projects with Jenkins O’Reilly Media, 2011
  3. Real-World Solutions for Developing High-Quality PHP Frameworks and Applications with Stefan Priebsch, Wrox, 2011
  4. Softwarequalität in PHP-Projekten with Stefan Priebsch, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2010
  5. PHP kurz und gut with Rasmus Lerdorf and Garvin Hicking, O’Reilly, 2006
  6. PHPUnit kurz und gut O’Reilly, 2006
  7. PHPUnit Pocket Guide O’Reilly Media, 2005
  8. Professionelle Softwareentwicklung mit PHP 5 dpunkt.verlag, 2005

I help teams to successfully craft the right software. This requires the proper mix of acceptance tests and unit tests to efficiently ensure both the external and internal quality of the software.

Training

Recipes for Success

  • Kolbermoor, Germany

Software is never perfect. Failures of software make the news, damage the reputation of companies, and cost money in lost revenue. Testing software early and in a small scope is good, a high degree of test automation is even better. If only it were that simple. In reality, not all code is easy (enough) to test.

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Hands-On

Built-In Bytecode Cache

PHP 5.5 ships with a built-in bytecode cache. We provide background information an show how you can easily benefit from improved performance.

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Open Source

Open Knowledge

Following our visit to the Wikimedia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco last year we supported the foundation's German branch in Berlin this year.

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Contact Sebastian Bergmann if you need advice on software development or quality assurance.

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