benconstable/phpspec-laravel

Test your Laravel applications with PhpSpec

v2.0.0 2015-03-15 16:10 UTC

README

phpspec extension for testing Laravel applications.

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Versions

Depending on the version of Laravel and/or Phpspec you're using, you'll want to make sure that you're using the version of this package that's right for you. Use the table below to pick the right one.

Note: Phpspec v3.0 support is currently in development on the master branch.

Package Version Laravel Version Phpspec Version
^v1.2 ^v4.1 ^v2.0
^v2.0 ^v5.0 ^v2.1
^v3.0@dev ^v5.0 ^v3.0

Installation

Add this to your composer.json:

{
    "require-dev": {
        "benconstable/phpspec-laravel": "~3.0@dev"
    }
}

then add this to your phpspec.yml:

extensions:
  PhpSpec\Laravel\Extension\LaravelExtension: ~

You can take a look at example.phpspec.yml for a good set of sensible phpspec defaults for a Laravel project.

Why this extension?

This extension provides you with a bootstrapped Laravel environment when writing your phpspec tests.

It allows you to make use of some of the nice features that Laravel provides, like class aliases and helper functions, without being hindered by your testing framework.

This extension is not a swap-in replacement for Laravel's built in PHPUnit setup. If you'd like integration and/or functional tests, please use that, Behat, or Codeception.

Configuration

Testing environment

By default, the extension bootstraps Laravel in the testing environment. You can change this to production (or whatever you like) by setting:

extensions:
  PhpSpec\Laravel\Extension\LaravelExtension:
    testing_environment: "production"

in your phpspec.yml.

App bootstrap path

By default, the extension will bootstrap your app by looking for bootstrap/app.php in the directory above vendor/. This is the default location that Laravel provides.

You can manually specify the path to the bootstrap file if you're using a non-standard installation, like so:

extensions:
  PhpSpec\Laravel\Extension\LaravelExtension:
    framework_path: "/non/standard/laravel/setup/app.php"

You can specify either an absolute path (use leading slash), or a path relative to the vendor/ directory.

Usage

Testing without Laravel

If you're not using any code specific to the Laravel environment, then you don't need to do anything differently. Just write your phpspec tests as normal!

Testing with Laravel

If you want to take advantage of Laravel's aliases, or use some of its helper functions, extend your specs from PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior. This will prevent errors when testing.

For example, this class uses an alias:

<?php
namespace App;

use Inspiring;

class MyInspiring extends Inspiring
{
    public function quoteBackwards()
    {
        return strrev(parent::quote());
    }
}

and without extending from PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior:

<?php
namespace spec\App;

use PhpSpec\ObjectBehavior;

class MyInspiringSpec extends ObjectBehavior
{
    function it_inspires_backwards()
    {
        $this->quoteBackwards()->shouldBeString();
    }
}

you'll get Fatal error: Class 'Inspiring' not found.... But extending from PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior:

<?php
namespace spec\App;

use PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior;

class MyInspiringSpec extends LaravelObjectBehavior
{
    function it_inspires_backwards()
    {
        $this->quoteBackwards()->shouldBeString();
    }
}

you'll get ✔ inspires backwards.

and this class uses a helper function:

<?php
namespace App;

class MyEncryptor
{
    public function encrypt($arg)
    {
        return bcrypt($arg);
    }
}

and without extending from PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior:

<?php
namespace spec\App;

use PhpSpec\ObjectBehavior;

class MyEncryptor extends ObjectBehavior
{
    function it_encrypts_a_string()
    {
        $this->encrypt()->shouldBeString();
    }
}

you'll get Fatal error: Call to a member function make() on a non-object.... But extending from PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior:

<?php
namespace spec\App;

use PhpSpec\Laravel\LaravelObjectBehavior;

class MyEncryptor extends LaravelObjectBehavior
{
    function it_encrypts_a_string()
    {
        $this->encrypt()->shouldBeString();
    }
}

you'll get ✔ encrypts a string.

Accessing the IoC container

If you need to access the Service Container in your specs, just use the app() helper!

Learning more about phpspec and Laravel

Laracasts has some great guides on phpspec and Laravel. 'Laravel, phpspec and refactoring' is a good starting point; it shows how you should use phpspec with Laravel, and covers the basics of writing tests (and it's free!).

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md.

License

MIT © Ben Constable. See LICENSE for more info.

Thanks

Thanks to...

  • @obrignoni for their great work in getting this extension working with Laravel 5
  • @Sam-Burns for their great work in getting this extension working with Phpspec v3
  • All of the other contributors and to everyone that's reported issues and bugs with the project