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Test-Driven Development with PHP 8

By : Rainier Sarabia
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Test-Driven Development with PHP 8

By: Rainier Sarabia

Overview of this book

PHP web developers end up building complex enterprise projects without prior experience in test-driven and behavior-driven development which results in software that’s complex and difficult to maintain. This step-by-step guide helps you manage the complexities of large-scale web applications. It takes you through the processes of working on a project, starting from understanding business requirements and translating them into actual maintainable software, to automated deployments. You’ll learn how to break down business requirements into workable and actionable lists using Jira. Using those organized lists of business requirements, you’ll understand how to implement behavior-driven development (BDD) and test-driven development (TDD) to start writing maintainable PHP code. You’ll explore how to use the automated tests to help you stop introducing regressions to an application each time you release code by using continuous integration. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to start a PHP project, break down the requirements, build test scenarios and automated tests, and write more testable and maintainable PHP code. By learning these processes, you’ll be able to develop more maintainable, and reliable enterprise PHP applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1 – Technical Background and Setup
Part 2 – Implementing Test-Driven Development in a PHP Project
Part 3 – Deployment Automation and Monitoring

Continuous Integration

In the previous chapters, we went through the software development process of a toy car model inventory solution. We followed the test-driven development process, and at this stage, we should now be familiar with it. However, there are still a lot of missing features in the software that we are building. In this chapter, we will start with an almost complete solution that you can get from the GitHub repository for this chapter. We will then make sure our solution works.

In this chapter, we’ll start with an almost complete software solution except for the missing last feature, which is to filter the table containing the toy car models. We have built a lot of tests; wouldn’t it be great if we could automatically trigger the execution of these tests whenever we created a pull request to the develop or main branch? Automatically triggering the test suites that we have spent so much time developing will help us catch bugs or defects before they even...