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Learn
  • Bootstrap PHPUnit into your project in a standard way
  • Understand the anatomy of a PHPUnit test
  • Create data providers to quickly create tests against multiple datasets
  • Use PHPUnit’s skeleton generator to generate code from tests or tests from code
  • Declare test dependencies to help isolate test failures
  • Test abstract classes, traits, and protected methods
  • Test database interactions in your unit tests
About

No developer wants to accept the inherent difficulty of writing software as an excuse for not finding the bugs in our code before anyone else does. PHPUnit is a framework that was created to allow developers to solve that very problem. It provides a feature-rich environment with most of the tools necessary to provide adequate tests for any project.

"Instant Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to" provides a thorough overview of the functionality provided by the PHPUnit framework. It shows how the plethora of features in the framework can be used to write tests for real world projects to ensure they function and will continue to function in the ways that you expect.

This book will show how you can set up the scaffolding necessary to run unit tests in your project with PHPUnit. It will walk you through the process of how to write a basic test and how to maintain your project’s test suite. You will learn how to use some of the more advanced features of PHPUnit and then see how you can use mock objects to isolate the code you are testing. We will then discover how to create tests that verify your interaction with databases and even see how you can use PHPUnit to understand which code you are actually testing.

At the end of the book you will have all of the basic understanding necessary to begin adding tests to your project. This book provides a great foundation for becoming a expert at writing unit tests.

Features
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Discover how to make best use of PHPUnit in your projects
  • Get started with code testing using PHPUnit in no time
  • Learn how to use PHPUnit like a seasoned veteran
Page Count 82
Course Length 2 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781782169598
Date Of Publication 22 May 2013

Authors

Michael Lively

Michael Lively has worked in a variety of roles in the software development industry for over 15 years, from developer to development director. He has worked on a variety of different projects and a variety of different technologies over that time, from small home-grown sites serving a handful of regular users to large enterprise platforms serving millions of consumers.

His current job is with Slickdeals.net, the largest and most trusted deal sharing community and a routine presence in the top 100 sites in the US. In addition to his professional work, he has been an active member of the PHP open source community. Some of his contributions include the database extension for PHPUnit and an alternative mocking framework for PHP called Phake.