News Feed
Sections




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

DZone.com:
PHPSpec BDD for your classes
June 03, 2011 @ 08:57:12

In a new post to the "PHP on Windows" section of DZone.com, Giorgio Sironi looks at another testing tool to add to your arsenal - PHPSpec, a behavior-driven development testing tool similar to Ruby's RSpec.

Behavior-Driven Development can be seen as an evolution of Test-Driven Development, stricly in its outside-in version and with a refined language. In the case of the tool I'm reviewing today, BDD is implemented with code instead of with textual feature files (e.g. written in Gherkin) like in Behat. PHPSpec is similar to (or a port of) RSpec, the original BDD Ruby tool. It fills the need for an approach different from the classical xUnit at the class level.

He points out the place he thinks PHPSpec has in the software testing world as it fits with things like Behat and PHPUnit. He also includes some sample code to show it at work - a sample test that checks against an object for things like "should be an object" or "should not return the same number for multiples of three" for the basic class FizzBuzz.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
phpspec behaviordriven development testing unittest class


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Builder.com: Get the correct time by converting between time zones with PHP and PEAR

Ed Finkler's Blog: The MicroPHP Manifesto

Codeception.com: Testing Emails in PHP. Part 1: PHPUnit

Stephan Hochdörfer: Controller classes vs. Action classes

PHP.net: PHP 5.6.0beta4 Released


Community Events





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


developer code configure release install language framework unittest laravel testing introduction threedevsandamaybe refactor series podcast opinion list interview wordpress community

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