rezzza/alice-extension

Alice extension for Behat

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v1.1.1 2015-04-15 07:10 UTC

README

Make Alice work with Behat.

You can import fixtures through a yaml file and from a behat step.

Versions

  • 1.0.x version, for Behat 3.x: Build Status
  • 0.1.x version, for Behat 2.5.x

Installation

Through Composer :

    $ composer require --dev "rezzza/alice-extension:1.0.*@dev"

Configure your behat.yml :

default:
    extensions:
        Rezzza\AliceExtension\Extension:
            fixtures: /path/to/your/fixtures.yml
            lifetime: (scenario|feature)
            faker:
                locale: en_US #default
                providers: []

To write your fixtures.yml please report to Alice documentation

This extension need Symfony2Extension to work. Have a look to its documentation

Usage

In your behat configuration you can activate AliceContext for the test suite you need

default:
    suites:
        default:
            contexts:
                - Rezzza\AliceExtension\Context\AliceContext

So you can now write in your features :

Feature: Test My feature

    Background: Write fixtures
        Given I load "Vendor\My\Entity" fixtures where column "key" is the key:
            | key      | id | name |
            | fixture1 | 1  | jean |
            | fixture2 | 2  | marc |

If you use yaml file, you should consider put your default values in it thanks to template inheritance.

And use inline fixtures to override values you need.

Hook for specific entities

Sometimes you need to apply specific operations for objects persisted. You can do it through the Symfony2 Bundle packed with this extension.

Activate the bundle:

<?php
/***/
class AppKernel extends Kernel
{
    public function registerBundles()
    {
        $bundles = array(
            /***/
            new Rezzza\AliceExtension\Symfony\Bundle\RezzzaAliceExtensionBundle()
            /***/
        );
    }
}
?>

Then in your Symfony2 app you will be able to build some Alice processors via service. It should extends Nelmio\Alice\ProcessorInterface and registred via the tag alice_extension.processor

Adapters

Currently we support :

  • DoctrineORM
  • ElasticSearch (through FOSElasticaBundle)
default:
    extensions:
        Rezzza\AliceExtension\Extension:
            adapters:
                elastica: ~
                orm: ~

For ElasticSearch we should use mapping config to indicate which ElasticSearch type alice should use to persist your mode:

default:
    extensions:
        Rezzza\AliceExtension\Extension:
            adapters:
                elastica:
                    index_service: fos_elastica.index.name_of_your_index
                    mapping:
                        myType: My\Fully\Model
                orm: ~

Then in your features you should use tag to specify which adapters alice should use :

@alice:elastica
Feature: Test My feature

    Background: Write fixtures
        Given I load "Vendor\My\Entity" fixtures where column "key" is the key:
            | key      | id | name |
            | fixture1 | 1  | jean |
            | fixture2 | 2  | marc |

Advanced Fixtures

Fixtures can be managed through the configuration.

default:
    extensions:
        Rezzza\AliceExtension\Extension:
            fixtures:
                default: [users, products] # could be scalar if you want only one => users
                key_paths:
                    users: /src/path/to/your/fixtures.yml
                    products: /src/path/to/your/fixtures.yml

With this kind of configuration, when you'll call step below, it'll load default fixtures (users and products in this example).

Given I load "Acme\Bundle\Entity\User" fixtures where column "key" is the key:
    | key                  | emailAddress     | password |
    | user1 (extends user) | chuck@norris.com | password |

You are able to load fixtures manually:

Given I load "default" fixtures   # will load users AND products
Given I load "users" fixtures     # will load users
Given I load "products" fixtures  # will load products

Of course, fixtures are loaded once.

Faker Providers

Some providers are available on AliceExtension:

  • NullProvider: <null>
  • FixedDateTimeProvider: <fixedDateTime("+1 hour")>

You can add them (or your own) easily in behat.yml configuration:

default:
    extensions:
        Rezzza\AliceExtension\Extension:
            .....
            faker:
                locale: en_US #default
                providers:
                    - \Rezzza\AliceExtension\Providers\NullProvider
                    - \Rezzza\AliceExtension\Providers\FixedDateTimeProvider
                    - \Acme\Providers\YourOwnProvider

Lifetime

2 lifetime options are available.

  • scenario : will reset fixtures after each scenario. You have to use background step to describe your fixtures
  • feature : will reset fixtures after each feature. You have to use scenario step to describe your fixtures

FAQ

  • I want to use this with Doctrine ODM !
  • You should do a PR

  • I wanto to use this with PostgreSQL !

  • You should do a PR