If martial artists use kata as a method for exercise and practice, what might be the equivalent for coders like us? Coding katas are short, repeatable programming challenges which are meant to exercise everything from your focus, to your workflow. In this series, one kata per episode, we'll work through a wide variety of challenges to build up your TDD process.
It's time to take the techniques we learned in Laravel From Scratch, and put them to good use building your first real-world application. Together, we'll leverage TDD to create Birdboard: a minimal Basecamp-like project management app. This series will give us a wide range of opportunities to pull up our sleeves and test our Laravel chops. As always, we start from scratch: laravel new birdboard.
A forum is a deceptively complex thing. Sure, it's made up of threads and replies, but what else might exist as part of a forum? What about profiles, or thread subscriptions, or filtering, or real-time notifications? As it turns out, a forum is the perfect project to stretch your programming muscles. In this series, we'll work together to build one with tests from A to Z.
The reality is that, sometimes, you don't require a big testing framework to help orchestrate conversations with the business, design your objects, and more. Sometimes, you just want to ensure that the dang thing works like you expect, with as little configuration as possible! In these situations, the Laracasts Integrated package is exactly what you need.