Testing

Insights into Laravel package design
Sponsor / July 18, 2017

Insights into Laravel package design

In this tutorial, we will look at the basics of creating and installing Laravel packages into your projects.

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A Roundup of Laravel Testing Resources and Packages
Laravel / July 11, 2017

A Roundup of Laravel Testing Resources and Packages

With all of the benefits of testing, it’s still challenging to continually test applications. If you are looking to start learning how to test Laravel applications or you want to expand your skills here is a list of great resources to help you.

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Introduction to Seeding Data in Testing
Laravel Tutorials / April 08, 2017

Introduction to Seeding Data in Testing

Since seeding was released in Laravel 5.1, testing has become easier and quicker. You can have ten users with each having a post or 1000 users with one or more posts inserted before the testing begins. In this tutorial, you will create a test case to test the user model and a seeder to seed …

Testing File Uploads With Laravel
News / March 03, 2017

Testing File Uploads With Laravel

Laravel now includes a new system for testing file uploads through two new fake methods, one on the UploadFile class and another on the Storage facade. As the documentation shows here is a full test showing it in use: <?php namespace Tests\Feature; use Tests\TestCase; use Illuminate\Http\UploadedFile; use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\WithoutMiddleware; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\DatabaseMigrations; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\DatabaseTr... Read more…

Testing Partial JSON Responses with Laravel
Laravel 5.4 / February 15, 2017

Testing Partial JSON Responses with Laravel

Laravel provides many useful helpers for testing your application and it has great support for testing HTTP testing through its fluent API. A feature added to v5.4.10 is a new assertJsonFragment method that allows you to look for a specific fragment instead of the whole JSON response. Here is a quick example to show how …

Review of Test-Driven Laravel
Laravel Books / November 29, 2016

Review of Test-Driven Laravel

I’ve been programming for close to a decade, and I’m constantly trying to find ways so to improve my skill set to be able to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of technology. The one area I’ve always wanted to improve in has been testing. I’ve joked on Twitter about using my HasAdamWathanOnTelegramForSupport trait to … Continue reading Review of Test-... Read more…

Laravel Spark Open Sources its Integration Tests
Laravel Tutorials / November 17, 2016

Laravel Spark Open Sources its Integration Tests

Spark is a commercial Laravel package that provides scaffolding for quickly setting up a SaaS app and more. Spark was officially released back in April, and they have just made available a repository holding all the integration tests. Even if you are not a Spark customer, this can be useful as a learning resource to … Continue reading Laravel Spark Open Sourc... Read more…

Easily Test Email with MailThief
Laravel Packages / June 23, 2016

Easily Test Email with MailThief

MailThief is a new package by Tighten Co. that provides a fake mailer for your Laravel application. This makes it easy to test email without actually sending any. To better explain how this package works take a look at the following example from the project. First, pretend you have a registration route that sends the … Continue reading Easily Test Email with MailThiefRead more…

Acceptance Testing a Laravel and Vue.js Application
Laravel Tutorials / May 19, 2016

Acceptance Testing a Laravel and Vue.js Application

Mohamed Said has a new walk-through on Acceptance Testing a Laravel and Vue.js application. Stepping through different tools and then finally deciding on Selenium: If you’re testing non-javascript driven interfaces then you may use Laravel’s built-in PHP Browser based testing library, it’s very powerful and the API is very readable as well. However if you … Continue reading Read more…

Laravel Packages / March 21, 2016

Add Laravel Unit Tests Directly From Chrome

Today Marcel Pociot launched a new Chrome Extension that allows you to visually create acceptance tests directly from the browser. Here is a quick demo of it in action: You can find more details about this extension on Marcel’s announcement post, download the extension from the Chrome web store, or view the source on Github. … Continue reading Ad... Read more…