News Feed
Sections




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

David Otton's Blog:
php//memory, Unit Tests
November 18, 2008 @ 15:42:01

In looking to test his fputscsv functionality, David Otton found a simple way to measure its performance by using streams.

Then I realised I could use PHP's (fairly) new IO streams to dump the function's output to a temporary buffer, and read it back in for comparison. Not perfect, but it removes concerns about file mutexes, permissions, unique filenames, etc. and speeds up the tests, as they never touch disc.

He uses a custom stream and points it to php://memory to store and read the data from. Code is included in the post as well as example usage. It runs an assert that the value pushed into another memory chunk is the same as the first one (ensuring that the results of his fputcsv calls are valid).

0 comments voice your opinion now!
memory stream test fputcsv unittest assert


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Using a stream wrapper to access CouchDb attachments with PHP

Lorna Mitchell: Zend Certified PHP Developer 5.5

Mike Lively's Blog: PHPDBUnit - Testing DB interaction with PHPUnit

Brian Swan's Blog: Running VisualPHPUnit in Windows Azure

Ibuildings techPortal: Refactoring Your Application


Community Events





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


interview community laravel series framework conference symfony deployment podcast introduction api development tips language release code threedevsandamaybe developer list zendserver

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