News Feed
Sections




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

Sebastian Bergmann's Blog:
Testing Traits
January 12, 2011 @ 14:10:28

In some of the work he was doing Sebastian Bergmann came across an instance where he needed to both use a trait in his application and try to figure out how to test it with PHPUnit.

To make sure that I did not break anything, I ran the test suite for the BankAccount sample application. The tests for classes that previously extended HashMap (Response, for instance) still passed. Of course, the tests for HashMap were now broken because trait cannot be instantiated. Suddenly I had to think about making traits testable.

He's worked up a way to test them by creating a test just for the trait and using the new "getObjectForTrait" method to instantiate an object. It returns a mocked up version of the object that can be fully interacted with. You'll need to get PHPUnit 3.6 to be able to use this feature, though.

2 comments voice your opinion now!
phpunit unittest traits example getobjectfortrait


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

PHPBuilder.com: Intro to PHP

Mikko Koppanen's Blog: ImagickPixelIterator is not read-only after all...

Raphael Stolt's Blog: Testing Phing buildfiles with PHPUnit

Jani Hartikainen's Blog: Unit testing: Introduction

PHP Thinktank Blog: PHP-GTK with scottmattocks (IRC Talk Series)


Community Events

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


application php7 framework symfony2 introduction release series example composer podcast conference part2 opinion api configure community interview laravel library performance

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework