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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 delivery with Bitbucket Pipelines and AWS CodeDeploy

In the previous section, we prepared an AWS EC2 instance for our PHP application. Now, we will need a way to get our solution code from Bitbucket into the EC2 instance itself. For this, we will need to configure Bitbucket Pipelines to use AWS CodeDeploy. You can read more about Bitbucket Pipelines to AWS CodeDeploy deployments at

Bitbucket Pipelines settings

We will need to add some AWS-specific information into Bitbucket as we will be using this information to connect to our AWS CodeDeploy application. To add this information, follow these steps:

  1. In the Bitbucket repository dashboard, click on the Repository settings option:
Figure 10.32 – Repository settings

Figure 10.32 – Repository settings

  1. Then, select the Repository variables link from the left menu. You should be redirected to the Repository variables page...