They called me to get some help in a PHP based web site/application, by the time I arrived we alrady talked about setting up some automated tests.
After a short discussion with the local tech team it turned out that they have
So I draw up a plan for them to gradually fix all those things. It seems that they are ready to listen to my advice which is sort of a surprise as in most of the companies I try to implement these things they have all sorts of political issues coming up all the time.
For now - till we get the hardware for the internal server - I setup my own version control and started to write tests. Thanks to Win32::IE::Mechanize I can automate accessing their pages and could write some functional and load tests.