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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


In this chapter, we covered the process of setting up an AWS EC2 instance, AWS CodeDeploy, and all the other AWS resources we need to host our PHP application. We integrated Bitbucket Pipelines with our AWS CodeDeploy application, and we used custom scripts to automatically configure our Docker containers inside the AWS EC2 instance whenever CodeDeploy runs.

We covered this process from a developer pushing new code changes to the application, running all the automated tests, and deploying the entire solution to a Linux server through AWS. We are also able to manually test our web application using a web browser to make sure consumers can use the application.

In the next chapter, we will investigate some tools to help us monitor our application. This will be very helpful when working on large applications as this will help us, as developers, analyze our application’s performance and health.