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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

Continuous Delivery

We’ve built a software solution complete with automated tests and have set up a continuous integration pipeline to run those automated tests. Now, if a developer in your team pushes some code that changes the expected behavior of the solution, our automated tests and continuous integration solution will catch those issues and will help you and your team stop releasing detrimental code. But what if all the tests have passed after pushing all the new code to the repository? Wouldn’t it be great if we had a solution to help us prepare and deploy the application into a development, staging, or production server?

In this chapter, we will add the last missing piece to our development process. We will prepare a remote server in AWS, and we will automatically deploy our application into that server using continuous delivery (CD).

Figure 10.1 shows the steps we are going to take to deploy our solution code to a public-facing web server. We will go through...