10-22-2014 by Sebastian Schürmann
More progress (Version 0.0.1) is made and we are a little further down the road towards a first deploy.
I sided with the Silex framework that allows for easy development with PHP and Symfony2 components. I spent the last 3 years with Express.js which follows the same doctrine as its Ruby variant Sinatra. If stuff will become a little chaotic and the project gets bigger the switch to Symfony 2 will not hurt to much since a lot of the infrastructure is the same.
The built in PHP webserver will do nicely for development purposes. It is an awesome tool.
Another decision I had to make was the one of the build tool, which is in this case gulp.js. I started to like the non-verbosity of the tool.
However, there is a point where I have to start and stuff needs to be shipped. In order to wire up everything I decided to add a scenario, setup cucumber with webdriver (not only installing it, but writing the code that actually uses the webdriver api).
This should force me to implement a lot of basic stuff right away. and relates to Story #2
Feature: View Practice As a workshop participant and website user I want to read about specific practices so that I know what it is about and I can decide if I want to have it in the workshop Scenario: View Pairprogrammig Given I surf to '/practices/pairprogramming.html' Then I should see a level 1 heading 'Pairprogramming' And a paragraph of text And a unordered list of links to external websites Scenario: Link to allies Given I surf to '/practices/pairprogramming.html' When I should see a list of allies Then the list of allies should contain 'Test Driven Development'
I will see how this works out in the next steps. ;)
Some things come into mind
Things I wont do (yet)