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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

What are we planning to achieve in this book?

Well, obviously, we want to get a better understanding of TDD – not just with theories but with actual usable and applicable understanding. We want to help ourselves write better codes that will benefit other developers who will work on your own codes as well. We want to be able to lay a foundation for how to write software that will be robust and sturdy, self-diagnosing, and more extensible.

We used a very simple analogy earlier using the clean my home to-do list to try to explain what TDD is and how it is done – but this will not be very exciting if it’s all just theory. In this book, we will try to implement TDD for real using an example project!

We will be building an example project that will help us do the following:

  • Identify what a client or a business wants to achieve
  • Translate those requirements into actual tickets
  • Learn how to implement TDD and BDD
  • Write clean codes following design patterns and best practices
  • Automatically run all tests using continuous integration
  • Automatically deploy our codes using continuous deployment