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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

Creating a Behat feature based on a Jira ticket

In the previous chapter, we learned how to create a simple Behat feature. In this section, we will create a new Behat feature that will represent the TOYC-2 Jira ticket we created earlier, in Chapter 2, Understanding and Organizing the Business Requirements of Our Project. This will then help drive the development of the integration and unit tests that will help us build the actual solution code. Let’s get started with the steps.

Create a Behat feature file, name it inventory_clerk_registration.feature, and save it with the following feature content:


Feature: Inventory Clerk Registration
  In order to access the inventory system
  As an Inventory Clerk
  I need to be able to create a clerk account
  Scenario: Access Registration Page
    Given I am in the home "/" path