Category: tdd

Re-Introducing PHPUnit – Getting Started with TDD in PHP

There are a lot of PHPUnit posts on our site already (just check the tag), but it’s been a while since we’ve actually introduced people to it, and the tool has evolved significantly since then. This article aims to re-introduce the tool in a modern way, to a modern audience, in a modern PHP environment R...

How to Write JavaScript-Style Test Watchers in PHP

I didn’t start out writing tests for my code. Like many before and since, my “testing” was to write code and refresh the page. “Does it look right?”, I’d ask myself. If I thought so, I’d move on. In fact, most of the jobs I’ve had have been with companies who don’t ...

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...

What Is Snapshot Testing, and Is It Viable in PHP?

Ah-ha moments are beautiful and rare in programming. Every so often, we’re fortunate enough to discover some trick or facet of a system that forever changes how we think of it. For me, that’s what snapshot testing is. You probably write a lot of PHP code, but today I want to talk about something I learned ...

Family CRMs, Guzzle Wrappers and PHP Machine Learning? Sourcehunt!

If you’re new to Sourcehunt, it’s our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars or pull requests. It’s our way of giving back – promoting projects that we use (or could use) so that they gain enough exposure to ...

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...

Learning JavaScript Test-Driven Development by Example

You’re probably already familiar with automated testing and its benefits. Having a set of tests for your application allows you to make changes to your code with confidence, knowing that the tests have your back should you break anything. It’s possible to take things a step further and write your tests befo...

Crash Course: Continuous Deployment with Semaphore CI

Software is playing an ever bigger role in how companies compete across a broad range of industries. Large organizations are finding that their current approaches to managing software are limiting their ability to respond as quickly as business requires. Continuous delivery helps with this. Understanding continuous de...

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...