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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


In this chapter, we went through the process of setting up our updated development environment complete with all the test and solution code we need to build our example project. We created and used shell scripts to help us install dependencies, set up databases, and seed data, making sure that we have everything we need to easily run our tests from a local machine or in the cloud.

We also created our first Bitbucket Pipeline to help us implement continuous integration. By using CI, we can run all our automated tests in the cloud to make sure that we do not break anything in the code base each time we commit and push changes to a branch.

In the next chapter, we will deploy our solution into an external web server, where we will also be able to test the application using a web browser.