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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

Breaking down the business requirements into software features

We will need a solution to organize all the tasks we need to work on. We can do this by using a notebook, a scratchpad, post-it notes, or even a simple Kanban board. But since we are planning to develop maintainable software and we want to have visibility into the progress of our development process, it would be great to have a more powerful solution than, say, a notebook.

In this project, we will be using Atlassian Jira. Jira is software that we can use to organize all the items that we need to build and work on. We will use it as a turbo-charged notebook to contain our to-do lists of software features.

We will not be focusing deeply on the methodology; instead, we will be using Jira just to help us organize our project so that we can start writing software in an organized sequence.

We want to have the ability to link our Git branches, pull requests, and commits to an issue that we are working on. We want the...