Category: BDD

8 Must Have PHP Quality Assurance Tools

For shipping quality code, we must have testing in mind while coding (if not doing TDD). However, with the wide range of PHP testing tools out there, it’s hard to make a choice! Exploring PHP is a fun adventure (premium course on that here!) but it’s hard to assemble a toolbelt that’s not too heavy to...

BDD in JavaScript: Getting Started with Cucumber and Gherkin

By now, everyone has heard about Test Driven Development (TDD), and the benefits that this can have on your product and your development lifecycle. It’s a no-brainer really. Every time you write a test for a piece of code, you know that code works. And, what’s more, you will know in the future if that code...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring Behat

Last time, we developed some new features on top of Sylius’ core to indicate which products and their variants are low on stock and need replenishing. Now, we move on to seeing our changes in the UI, which means we will need to do a bit of StoryBDD testing. When browsing the list of products, we want to see a new...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring PhpSpec

The post on developing and testing new Sylius features was an introduction to the three types of tests that are used in Sylius – PHPUnit, Phpspec and Behat. In this part, we’ll extend some core classes to indicate color-coded inventory status. First, we’ll deal with the back end part. In a followup po...

Sylius and Cutting Your Teeth on TDD

Sylius is an e-commerce application / framework based on Symfony. It boasts 100% code coverage, which is impressive for a PHP application of that size. In this article, we are going to walk through the different kinds of tests available and try out some Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD/BDD). See the Sylius in...

Laravel Dusk – Intuitive and Easy Browser Testing for All!

End to end testing for JavaScript applications, particularly single-page-apps, has always been a challenge. To that end, Laravel released its 5.4 version recently with a new testing library: Dusk. With the release of Dusk, Laravel hopes to give its users a common API for browser testing. It ships with the default Chr...

Testing Frenzy – Can We BDD Test the Units?

I’ll be honest, I don’t do much testing. When it’s really necessary and I’m working on big enterprise projects, I do, but in general, my personal projects are usually one-man-army proofs of concept, or fixes on already tested apps. [author_more] We’ve done our share of testing posts here a...

Design and Build Your Own JavaScript Library: Tips & Tricks

This article was peer reviewed by Adrian Sandu, Vildan Softic and Dan Prince. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! Libraries: we use them all the time. A library is packaged code that developers can use in their projects, which invariably saves work and prev...

Sinon Tutorial: JavaScript Testing with Mocks, Spies & Stubs

This article was peer reviewed by Mark Brown and MarcTowler. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! One of the biggest stumbling blocks when writing unit tests is what to do when you have code that’s non-trivial. [author_more] In real life projects, code...

Unit Test Your JavaScript Using Mocha and Chai

This article was peer reviewed by Panayiotis «pvgr» Velisarakos, and Tom Greco. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! Have you ever made some changes to your code, and later found it caused something else to break? I’m sure most of us have. This is al...