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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

Technical requirements

This chapter requires you to have all the containers we have previously built, and PHPStorm IDE configurations that were defined in Chapter 3, Setting Up Our Development Environment Using Docker Containers. You can simply download the development environment setup from GitHub and follow the instructions mentioned in Chapter 3, Setting Up Our Development Environment Using Docker Containers:

In this chapter, it’s also required that you understand how to use Object Relational Mappers (ORMs), and the author assumes that you have experience working with MySQL databases.

It is also required for you to be familiar with PSR-11, and the use of service containers. More information about PSR-11 can be found at

All the code files related to this chapter can be found at