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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

Setting Up Our Development Environment Using Docker Containers

It works on my machine” is a phrase you’ve probably heard as a software developer; you might even have said it yourself as well. I’m sure I did! And to be fair, my colleague Ben Hansen, who was our test automation engineer at that time, also pointed out that he’s also allowed to say, “It doesn’t work on my machine” in response to us developers. As a developer myself, I’ve had my fair share of frustrating experiences caused by running the same PHP application across different environments with inconsistent server setups. There were times in my career when I struggled to replicate some production environment bugs from my local development machine. We would find out that the PHP application we were developing would be deployed in staging or production on a different operating system with various libraries installed, which were out of sync with the developers&...