Book Image

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

The example business project

We will be using a simple example—a motor museum—to help us go through the process of defining goals and problems and organizing them into workable units.

The business scenario

I was having a catch-up and drinks with my friends from Perth months ago, and they told me that they had volunteered during weekends for fun to help a motor museum organize an inventory of toy car model donations the museum has received. The museum receives big boxes of toy car donations.

As we were drinking, they told me that it’s both fun and sometimes challenging as there’s no specific tool or process to itemize the toy cars that the museum receives. Sometimes, they open a whole box of toy cars with no information about the toys, and sometimes there are whole boxes containing toy cars properly packaged with all the information in each toy car’s box, such as the year of manufacture, the racing driver who drove it, color, and so on. They...