News Feed
Sections




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

Phil Bennett:
Dependency Injection as a Tool for Testing
August 16, 2013 @ 10:29:42

Phil Bennett has a new post today talking about a way that you could use dependency injection in your testing, making it easier to work your system by using stubs, fakes and mocks.

Dependency injection is a simple design pattern that provides several benefits, one of which is the ability to vastly improve your unit test suite. In this post I am going to be looking at how this is done and how it relates to certain testing methodologies.

He talks some about the refactoring of an application to allow for easier dependency injection and how, while easier, can still make it difficult to abstract out things like database functionality. Instead, he suggests creating "fake" classes that model the behavior of the needed dependency. He shows examples of each type - a fake, stub and mock - and talks some about the differences between each (and situations one might be used over the other).

0 comments voice your opinion now!
dependency injection unittest stub mock fake

Link: http://happyaccidents.me/dependency-injection-as-a-tool-for-testing

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Sebastian Bergmann's Blog: Sharing Fixtures and Stubbing/Mocking Static Methods

Master Zend Framework:Simplifying Unit Testing (and asking for help when needed)

Juan Treminio: Unit Testing with PHPUnit Tutorial Series

Paul Jones' Blog: Dependency Injection in Solar

Dave Marshall: Mockery Spies


Community Events

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


list library api example version community series laravel5 php7 podcast unittest laravel introduction video release voicesoftheelephpant language opinion interview framework

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