phpunit testing:

  • Installation:
    • composer require –dev phpunit/phpunit
  • Usage on cli:
    • If it’s installed with composer in your project folder:
      • go to your project folder
        • .\vendor\bin\phpunit phptest.php 
  • phpunit config file:
    • create phpunit.xml
    • specify the testsuite (filename, location etc)
    • from the cli just use .\vendor\bin\phpunit
    • file content
  • Can use gruntjs for running phpunit
  • Accessing Main Class from Test Class
    • Autoload the main class location in composer.json
      • “autoload”:{
      • where ‘app’ is the folder location of the main class
      • PSR 4 app loading:
      • after specifying autoload execute following composer command to work with autoloaded classes
        • composer dump-autoload -o
    • Using the main class in Test class
      • create object $obj= new \App\ClassName; (fresh model for each method)
      • User the $obj to access the class properties
    • Naming for test methods:
      • ‘test’ has to be pre-fixed for all test class methods and has camel case methods
      • dot block method:
        • /** @test */
        • inserting this dot block before a method which has no ‘test’ pre-fix will run the test like other test cases which has ‘test’ pref-fix
    • Using setUp as a constructor method for creating a model with a protected variable
      • setUp runs before each method
      • protected $user;public function setUp(){
        $this->user = new \App\Models\User;
    • Collection class
      • convenient wrapper for any kind of objects
      • for iterating purposes
    • Important concepts:
    • Assertions:
      1. assertTrue
      2. assertEquals
      3. assertEmpty
      4. assertInstanceOf
      5. assertCount
      6. assertInternalType
    • Exceptions:
      1. expectExceptions


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