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A PHPUnit test case class with additional functionality.

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A PHPUnit test case class and trait with additional functionality.


The TestCase class and Extras trait provide additional methods for performing basic, repetitive tasks such as:

  • creating and deleting temporary files and directories
  • calling protected and private methods
  • retrieving and setting protected and private properties

NOTE Both TestCase and Extras are identical, except the former being a class and the latter being a trait.


Add it to your list of Composer dependencies:

$ composer require herrera-io/phpunit-test-case=1.*


The TestCase class


class MyTestCase extends Herrera\PHPUnit\TestCase
    // my tests

The Extras trait


class MyTestCase extends My\Own\Custom\TestCase
    use Herrera\PHPUnit\Extras;

    // my tests

NOTE If your test class provides its own tearDown() method, make sure to call the class's or trait's tearDown() method as well. TestCase and Extras uses the tear down process to clean up temporary files and directories.