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Test-Driven Development with PHP 8

By : Rainier Sarabia
Book Image

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

Using Bitbucket Pipelines for CI

We’ve spent a lot of effort building our automated tests and solution code, and all these efforts are aimed to help us develop maintainable and more reliable software. CI is the practice of being able to integrate code changes from different sources. With the addition of automated tests, this is where our hard work will start to pay off on a bigger scale with all the tests we’ve been writing. This will help in preventing us from introducing regressions into the main code base. For example, the CI process can reject a git pull request if there are broken automated tests.

There are a lot of CI tools out there, but in this example, since I am using Bitbucket for the version control in the project, I’ll just use Bitbucket Pipelines as it’s already integrated well with Bitbucket Cloud. It is extremely easy to use, as you will see. Let’s get started:

  1. In the Bitbucket Cloud dashboard, select the repository you...