Codeception provides PHP TESTING FOREVERYONEby collecting and sharing best practices and solutions for testing PHP web applications. With a flexibleset of included modules, tests are easy to write, easy to use, and easy to maintain. Join Alena Holliganto start writing your own tests today. We'll focus on acceptance testing with a browser, but Codeceptionalso provides functional, unit, and API testing. We'll take a look at setting up Codeception and writingbasic tests before jumping into Behavior Driven Development and the Gherkins syntax.
Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is a popular software development methodology.BDD is an extension of Test Driven Development (TDD) inspired by Agile practices. But is the added layerreally worth it? The primary reason to choose BDD as your development process is to break downcommunication barriers between business and technical teams. BDD encourages automated testing to verifyall documented features of a project from the beginning.
Narrow the idea of story BDD:
- describe features in a scenario with a formal text
- use examples to make abstract things concrete
- implement each step of a scenario for testing
- write actual code implementing the feature
By writing every feature in User Story format that is automatically executable as a test, we ensure that: businesses, developers, QAs, and managers are all on the same page. BDD encourages exploration and debate to formalize the requirements and features by writing the User Stories so everyone can understand. By making tests part of the User Story, BDD allows non-technical personnel to write (or edit) Acceptance tests. This procedure also ensures that everyone in a team knows what wasdeveloped, what was not, what was tested, and what was not.
If you write your tests in a reusable way, it can often make your tests LESS complicated.Codeception collects and shares best practices and solutions for testing PHP web applications. With aflexible set of included modules, tests are easy to write, use, and maintain. Get started today writing your first BDD test.