We are proud that we were able to support ConFoo, the largest conference on Web development in North America, again this year as a sponsor. As part of our sponsoring deal we delivered a highly interactive training on building testable web applications with PHP. We also had a booth in the exhibit area and enjoyed the many conversations that we had with the attendees there, especially after our presentations.

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ConFoo is special to us: not only do the organizers, Anna Filina and Yann Larrivée as well as their many volunteers, a great job with organizing the conference but they have also become friends over the years. We announced at ConFoo five years ago and celebrated our company's fifth anniversary this year along with ConFoo's fifth anniversary.

Sebastian Bergmann, Arne Blankerts, and Stefan Priebsch shared their experience in the following sessions at ConFoo:

Arne Blankerts: Things Every PHP Developer Should Know About Security

In this session "Things Every PHP Developer Should Know About Security", security expert Arne Blankerts provided PHP-specific solutions to common web security problems.

Sebastian Bergmann: Open Source: Transforming Problems into Features

In his "Open Source: Transforming Problems into Features" session, Sebastian Bergmann used the Test Proxy feature that is introduced in PHPUnit 4 as an example for how a problem a single user of a software has is turned into a solution that brings benefit to all users of the software.

Stefan Priebsch and Arne Blankerts: Insourcing User Tracking and A/B Testing

Stefan Priebsch and Arne Blankerts explained why user tracking and A/B testing should be self-implemented and presented strategies and concepts to successfully do that.

We had a great week at ConFoo and are looking forward to next year. Congratulations to the organizers of ConFoo on a job well done and thanks for being such great hosts.

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ConFoo is a great place to get inspired, meet people, and discuss ideas. Implementing these new concepts in day-to-day business is a different story. This is why we will return to Canada (Quebec and Ontario) in May. Whether you want help building upon ideas you have been exposed to at ConFoo, or want to bring in an outside view on your code, concepts, and processes: email us today to discuss your needs, and we will visit you on site between May 19, 2014 and May 23, 2014.

We can do a unique in-house training based on custom content that we have previously agreed on. We can run a workshop where we work together with the team, solving tangible problems. We can engage in an expert discussion with your developers, or offer consulting if you need our expertise on security, architecture, or quality assurance topics.

We can also perform a code audit remotely up front, and present and discuss our findings on site, optionally followed by a workshop where we discuss possible solutions and create proof of concept implementations together with the team as needed.

Book by contacting us at before March 31, 2014.

About the authors

Sebastian Bergmann
Sebastian Bergmann
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Sebastian Bergmann, creator of PHPUnit, is an internationally sought-after expert who has played a vital role in professionalizing the PHP community.

Arne Blankerts
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Arne Blankerts has created solutions far ahead of the times already years ago, and finds security issues with magic intuition.

Stefan Priebsch
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For over 20 years, Stefan Priebsch has been finding sustainable solutions using a unique blend of new ideas and proven approaches.

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