Quick Tip: Testing Symfony Apps with a Disposable Database
Testing code that interacts with a database can be a massive pain. Some developers mock database abstractions, and thus do not test the actual query. Others create a test database for the development environment, but this can also be a pain when it comes to continuous integration and maintaining the state of this database.
In-memory databases are an alternative to these options. As they exist only in the memory of the application, they are truly disposable and great for testing. Thankfully, these are very easy to set up with Symfony applications that use Doctrine. Try reading our guide to functional testing with Symfony after this to learn about testing the end-to-end behaviour of an application.
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