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Laravel 5 Essentials

By : Martin Bean
Book Image

Laravel 5 Essentials

By: Martin Bean

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Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Laravel 5 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

End-to-end testing

When we are confident that all of the interdependent classes work as expected, we can then conduct another type of testing. It consists of simulating the kind of interaction that a user would have through a web browser. This user would, for example, visit a specific URL, perform certain actions, and expect to see some kind of feedback from the application.

This is perhaps the most straightforward type of testing, as it mimics the kind of testing that you manually perform each time you refresh your browser after a code change. When you get started, it is absolutely fine to only perform this type of testing. However, you must bear in mind that if any errors occur, you will still have to drill deep down into your code to find the exact component that caused the error.

Testing – batteries included

When you start a new project with Laravel, you are provided with both a configuration file with sensible defaults for PHPUnit at the root of the project inside phpunit.xml as well as...