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Chris Hartjes:
PHPSpec and the New Wave of Testing
October 19, 2012 @ 08:42:18

Chris Hartjes, a big proponent of testing in web applications (mostly in the PHP realm so far) has a new post to his site with some of his thoughts about PHPSpec, the specification-driven testing tool recently released by the same folks who made Behat.

I think that we are witnessing the first wave of new testing tools in the PHP community that allow developers to wrap their applications in automated tests. I am familiar with the BDD-style that is being promoted in PHPSpec, through my work with Behat to create automated user acceptance tests. I think if you want a tl;dr version of PHPSpec I would tell you "write hybrid unit/integration tests using plain language".

He notes that writing code to match a specification has similar concepts to using unit testing for TDD (with something like PHPUnit). He points out a few interesting things like the use of mock objects and the fact that you'll still need to write some code to make tests work - that's unavoidable right now.

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