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Debuggable Blog:
How To Execute Only Specific Test Methods in CakePHP Unit Tests
Jun 19, 2008 @ 12:52:45

On the Debuggable blog today, Tim Koschutki shows how you can run just the tests you want on your CakePHP application without having to worry about sorting their results out manually.

Most of us familiar with unit testing with CakePHP and SimpleTest know that SimpleTest always executes all methods starting with the string "test". This can be problematic sometimes. At this point you have two options: create a new testcase, put an "x" before every other test name or use the following tip.

His tip puts another layer on top of the usual testing and uses the getTests method to define with of the tests need to be run. If it's defined, SimpleTest will only execute those.

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