A simple test framework module to develop integration and unit tests on Magento 1

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A simple test framework module that can be used to create unit and integration tests on Magento 1.

Prepare your module for your tests

  • Create a Test folder under your module folder
  • Under this Test folder create the following files:

phpunit.xml with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<phpunit xmlns:xsi=""
        <testsuite name="Magento Integration Tests">


Note that you can change most of the file here, the important part being the bootstrap.php file declaration.

bootstrap.php with the following content:


require __DIR__ . '/../../../../../../lib/DigitalPianism/TestFramework/Helper/Magento.php';

Please note that you may have to adapt the link to lib/DigitalPianism/TestFramework/Helper/Magento.php depending on your Magento structure.

Controller test sample

Here is a sample of a controller test:

Under your Test folder create a MyTest.php (your test files must be nammed accordingly to the declaration in your phpunit.xml.dist file, in the example above we declared a Test.php suffix):


class Vendor_Module_Test_MyTest extends \PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase {

    public function setUp()
        // Stub response to avoid headers already sent problems
        $stubResponse = new \DigitalPianism_TestFramework_Controller_HttpResponse();

        // Possible parameter
        // Mage::app()->getRequest()->setParam('myparameter', 'myvalue');

        // Use the controller helper
        $controllerTestHelper = new \DigitalPianism_TestFramework_Helper_ControllerTestHelper($this);

        // Dispatch a GET request
        $controllerTestHelper->dispatchGetRequest('route', 'controller', 'action');
        // Dispatch a POST request
        //$controllerTestHelper->dispatchPostRequest('route', 'controller', 'action');

    public function testSomething()
        // Get the body
        $body = Mage::app()->getResponse()->getBody(true);

        // Get the headers
        $headers = Mage::app()->getResponse()->getHeaders();

        // Get a block
        $block = Mage::app()->getLayout()->getBlock('block_name');

        // Do your tests here

Using test doubles

As you may have noticed, the bootstrap.php injects a custom instance of the config class DigitalPianism_TestFramework_Model_Config

This class declares several new methods:

  • setModelTestDouble for model test doubles
  • setResourceModelTestDouble for resource model test doubles
  • setHelperTestDouble for helper test doubles

To use test doubles you can do the following in your setUp method.

Let's say you want to check what template ID is assigned to Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template_Mailer when the new customer account email is sent:

$mailer = Mage::getModel('core/email_template_mailer');
Mage::getConfig()->setModelTestDouble('core/email_template_mailer', $mailer);


$this->assertSame($expectedEmailTemplateId, $mailer->getTemplateId());


You can create fixtures programmatically in your code.

A good recommendation to avoid having to manually delete your fixtures is to call Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_write')->beginTransaction(); in the setUp method and then call Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_write')->rollBack(); in the tearDown method