News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Padraic Brady's Blog:
A Domain Specific Language for Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) in PHP
July 21, 2008 @ 11:13:35

Padraic Brady has posted about a part of his PHPSpec library, the domain specific language.

PHPSpec implements a domain specific language (DSL) in PHP for specifying the behaviour of functional units such as methods and objects. The purpose of a DSL was to move away from the xUnit style declaration of tests towards a specification language centred on describing behaviour.

He illustrates with a bowling example - described with a sample class (with a itShouldScore0ForGutterGame test) and how to use it to fit his proposal:

My proposal therefore is to re-implement the current programming language DSL as a specification language - i.e. a new (extremely limited and narrow!) language capable of being parsed by PHPSpec into its PHP equivalent. [...] Using a specification DSL, we can simply ignore the existence of classes in PHP (well, the pretense is nice). Instead the DSL would incorporate a syntax for denoting shared behaviours.
0 comments voice your opinion now!
behaviour driven development phpspec domain specific language


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Job Posting: Neverblue Media Inc. Seeks Development Team Lead (Victoria, BC)

Dave Dash's Blog: Using sfDoctrine to match allowed email domains

PHP Magazine: Poll Question: Pre-requisites of a Good Framework?

Krystian Hoffman's Blog: 10 reasons why I use PHP

Reddit.com: History Lesson: What PHP coding was like in 1996


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


opinion introduction install support package language security hhvm component hack facebook symfony2 unittest framework overview application release podcast composer code

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework