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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

Using Object-Oriented Programming in PHP

PHP is an open source scripting programming language that has supported Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) features since PHP 5. PHP is straightforward to learn, and it is very flexible. No wonder it’s prevalent. There are a lot of open source PHP learning materials available online, as well as open source libraries and frameworks. If you’re planning to build a web application, the chances are that there will be some downloadable PHP libraries and frameworks that will pretty much suit your needs. If you require PHP developers for your project, you’d be glad to know that there are indeed a lot of PHP developers out there.

As a PHP developer, I have worked on many PHP projects ranging from tiny web applications to enterprise applications. I’ve seen many PHP applications developed by different companies and teams. Some applications I’ve seen and worked on personally were properly built following best practices...