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PHPUnit bootstrapping module for ZF2

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0.1.4 2014-04-15 17:58 UTC


SpiffyTest is a module for bootstrapping PHPUnit and supplying you with a basic service manager instance.


Installation of SpiffyTest uses composer. For composer documentation, please refer to getcomposer.org.

php composer.phar require spiffy/spiffy-test:0.*
  1. Copy spiffy-test/Bootstrap.php.dist to your tests/Bootstrap.php.
  2. Copy spiffy-test/config/test.application.config.php.dist to your config/test.application.config.php and modify the modules key to include any test dependent modules.
  3. Copy spiffy-test/config/test.module.config.php.dist to your config/test.module.config.php.dist if you have test specific module overrides (i.e., removing memcache in favor of array cache).

Installation without composer is not officially supported and requires you to setup autoloading on your own.


Using SpiffyTest involves setting up your testing bootstrap, module config, and application config (optional).

  1. copy bootstrap.php.dist to your test directory and rename to bootstrap.php. Setup phpunit.xml to use this as your bootstrap file.
  2. copy module.config.php.dist to your test directory and rename to module.config.php. Be sure to leave SpiffyTest in your list of modules!
  3. if you have a custom application.config.php requirement then copy application.config.php.dist to your test directory and rename to application.config.php.

Once everything is setup you can access the Module singleton by using \SpiffyTest\Module::getInstance(). This class has helper methods availabe such as getApplication(), getServiceManager() and getApplicationConfig() for testing a mvc stack. You can reset everything by using the reset() method.


SpiffyTest comes with \SpiffyTest\Controller\AbstractHttpControllerTestCase which is a customized controller test case that uses SpiffyTest's application. To use, simply have your tests extend the class.