Christopher Jones shows us today how to set up and run tests (using the built-in extension testing PHP has) to test the OCI8 functionality that that extension provides.
The test suite can't test everything. You should test your applications with your new PHP too. This gives load and real-life testing not possible with PHP's script based test suite.
[...] The tests in ext/oci8/tests verify the behavior of the OCI8 extension. To run them follow these steps.
There's four steps he gives that will help you check your Oracle compile installation including what the response of the test results will look like.