Parallel Behat proceses

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0.1.0 2013-09-02 22:54 UTC



Version: 0.1.0

Run your behat tests in parallel processes. The shell script simply wraps find to iterate through the test directory to get the tests, and xargs to run each test in a separate process. You can still make use of all standard Behat command line arguments.

It can be installed in whichever way you prefer, but I recommend Composer.

    "require": {
        "adlawson/behat-parallel": "~0.1.0"

Command line

$ behat-parallel -h

    Usage: behat-parallel [options] -- [behat options]


        -b, --bin        Behat binary (default: ./vendor/bin/behat)
        -f, --features   Path to the features to run (default ./features/*.feature)
        -h, --help       This help prompt
        -p, --processes  Maximum parallel processes (default: 4)


        behat-parallel --features=/path/to/features/**/*.feature -- --tags='@javascript'


This project was inspired by Linus Norton's grunt-parallel-behat but it can be used in projects without Grunt.


I accept contributions to the source via Pull Request. I'm pretty pedantic about git practices, coding style and naming conventions, so don't be offended if I ask you to ammend your commits.

$ make install
$ make tests

If you have Vagrant installed, you can build our dev environment to assist development. The repository will be mounted in /srv.

$ vagrant up
$ vagrant ssh

Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64)
$ cd /srv


The content of this library is released under the MIT License by Andrew Lawson.
You can find a copy of this license at or in LICENSE