In this new blog post to the Debuggable blog today Tim Loschutzki takes a look at tests cases in CakePHP applications - what they are and a few resources to learn more.
it's amazing how many people on the public CakePHP irc channel don't know what a test case is. This has to stop. To clear up some confusion, let's have a look at it.
According to the Wikipedia article he quotes, test cases are the "set of conditions under which a tester will determine whether an application or software is working correctly or not." This doesn't have to be unit testing - it could also be front-end testing or load testing. It's whatever you think it takes to ensure that everything is "working correctly." He includes links to several places where you can find out more about testcases and some as it relates specifically to CakePHP.