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09 Sep
1 week ago

chrismay started a new conversation Aspectmock Class Eloquent Was Not Found By Locator

I have installed aspectmock and codeception, but I get InvalidArgumentException : Class Eloquent was not found by locator when I try to use it in my tests.

My tests/bootstrap.php:

require_once  __DIR__.'/../bootstrap/app.php';
require_once  __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

$kernel = \AspectMock\Kernel::getInstance();

    'debug' => true,
    'cacheDir' => __DIR__ . '/_tmp/aspectMock/cache',
    'includePaths' => [
        __DIR__ . '/../vendor/laravel',
        __DIR__ . '/../app'
    'excludePaths' => [


Is the bootstrap code wrong?


    tests: tests
    output: tests/_output
    data: tests/_data
    support: tests/_support
    envs: tests/_envs
bootstrap: bootstrap.php
actor_suffix: Tester
        - Codeception\Extension\RunFailed

    enabled: true
        - app/*
03 Sep
2 weeks ago

chrismay left a reply on Auto Retry DB Queries

ok I found the solution for anyone interested: This in composer.json replaces the file. Don't forge to run dump-autoload.

"classmap": [
"exclude-from-classmap": [

chrismay left a reply on Auto Retry DB Queries

Ok, I found a solution by changing a vendor file: vendor\doctrine\dbal\lib\Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\PDOStatement.php


    public function execute($params = null)
        try {
            return parent::execute($params);
        } catch (\PDOException $exception) {
            throw new PDOException($exception);


 public function execute($params = null)
        $tries = 1;
        $maxTries = 3;
        while(true) {
            try {
                return parent::execute($params);
            } catch (\PDOException $exception) {
                if($tries >= $maxTries)
                    throw new PDOException($exception);

However I am not sure how to implement this change in my own project without forking the package and the requiring the changed version (I would like to stick to the vendor package and somehow override just the single method)

chrismay started a new conversation Auto Retry DB Queries

I am currently victim to gap locks in MySQL:

Simply retrying could be a solution to my problem. I see that there is a separate parameter on transactions:

DB::transaction(function () { ... }, 5);

However I do not use transactions and the problem occurs with normal INSERT statement.

Is there some easy way to handle this globally? E.g. configure the driver to use retries on all queries?

Otherwise I'd have to wrap all queries like this:

for ($retries = 0; $retries <= MAX_NUM_RETIRES; $retries++) {
    try {
        // run query
    } catch (\Exception $e) {
25 Aug
3 weeks ago

chrismay started a new conversation Posts View Shows Server Time Instead Of User Time

posted x ago is not adjusted to users local time in posts view

The relative time is correct in (it shows 3 minutes ago for my last post), but it displays 6 hours ago when I open the post.

chrismay started a new conversation Separate Queue For Each Job

I was wondering if there are any drawbacks if I dispatch each jobclass to its own queue.

e.g. App\Jobs\SendWelcomeEmail is dispatched to a App\Jobs\SendWelcomeEmail queue.

I plan to do so since it allows me to manage the queue more easily:

e.g. I could see how many pending entries are there for the App\Jobs\SendWelcomeEmail job by calling: Queue::size('App\Jobs\SendWelcomeEmail');

Another usecase is that I have a scheduled job that runs every minute, but I only everwant a single one of those jobs in the queue. This could easily be achieved by having a separate queue for the job.

I use horizon to manage the queue and the setup looks like this:

class Queues { const DEFAULT = 'default'; const SCHEDULER = 'scheduler'; const PROCESS_RESULTS = ProcessResults::class; const MOVE_PROCESSED_ROWS = MoveProcessedRows::class; const SEND_WELCOME_EMAIL = SendWelcomeEmail::class ...

static function all() { $oClass = new ReflectionClass(get_called_class()); return $oClass->getConstants(); } }


... 'queue' => \App\Enums\Queues::all(), ...

I appreciate any feedback or criticism to this setup.

03 Nov
1 year ago

chrismay left a reply on Api Test Structure (Model Vs Controller Vs Route Cest)

abstract class ApiCest
    protected $route;
    protected $method;
    protected $authentication = true;
    protected $private = true;

    /** @var $user User */
    protected $user = null;

    public function __construct()
        $this->route = $this->route ?? $this->getRouteFromClassName();
        $this->method = $this->method ?? $this->getMethodFromRouteName();

    public function _before(ApiTester $I)

    public function _after(ApiTester $I)

    protected function send(ApiTester $I, $params) {
        $I->{'send'.$this->method}($this->url(), $params);

    protected function url(string $route = null, User $user = null) : string {
        $route = $route ?? $this->route;
        $user = $user ?? $this->user;
            return route($route, ['user' => $user->id]);
            return route($route);

    private function getRouteFromClassName() : string {
        $className = str_replace('Cest', '', static::class);
        $className = lcfirst($className);
        $parts = preg_split('/(?=[A-Z])/', $className);
        $route = strtolower(implode('.', $parts));
        return $this->route = $route;

    private function getMethodFromRouteName() : string {
        $parts = explode('.', $this->route);
        $keyword = strtolower(array_slice($parts, -1)[0]);
        $methodMap = [
            'GET' => [ 'get', 'index', 'read', 'find', 'all' ],
            'POST' => [ 'post', 'store', 'save', 'create' ],
            'PUT' => [ 'put', 'overwrite' ],
            'PATCH' => [ 'patch', 'update' ],
            'DELETE' => [ 'delete', 'destroy' ]
        $methodMapFlipped = [];
        foreach($methodMap as $method => $keywords) {
            foreach($keywords as $keyword) {
                $methodMapFlipped[$keyword] = $method;
        $this->method = $methodMapFlipped[$keyword];
        return $this->method;

    public function it_implements_authentication_rules (ApiTester $I) {
        if($this->private) {
            $I->seePrivateRoute($this->route, $this->method);
        else if ($this->authentication) {
            $I->seeAuthRoute($this->route, $this->method);

chrismay left a reply on Api Test Structure (Model Vs Controller Vs Route Cest)

Ok, so the way I handle it now is to extend from an ApiCest class that is tightly coupled to a route.

UserStatusCest would now map to the route 'user.status'

It also tries to guess the REST method based on the name.

I would appreciate feedback on the design.

chrismay started a new conversation Api Test Structure (Model Vs Controller Vs Route Cest)

I want to test all my api endpoints with codeception.

I started off with a more model based approach:

class UserCest
    public function it_can_request_its_own_status (ApiTester $I) {
        $user = $I->amLoggedIn();
        $I->seeResponseContainsJson(['status' => 'active']);

Now I realized that I might want to map the test directly to the routes to make it more obvious what route is tested. I thought that this would therefore rather refer to the controller that is used by the routes rather than models:

class UserControllerCest
    public users__user__status (ApiTester $I) {
        $route = __FUNCTION__;
        $user = $I->amLoggedIn();
        $url = $this->fillRouteWithUserId($route, $user);
        $I->seeResponseContainsJson(['status' => 'active']);

Or I could even map the Cests directly to each route:

class users__user__statusCest
protected $route = '/users/{user}/status';

    public it_reports_the_status_for_authenticated_users (ApiTester $I) {
        $user = $I->amLoggedIn();
        $url = $this->fillRouteWithUserId($this->route, $user);
        $I->seeResponseContainsJson(['status' => 'active']);

    public it_requires_authentication (ApiTester $I) {
        $user = $I->create(User::class)
        $url = $this->fillRouteWithUserId($this->route, $user);

What (other) approach is suitable for testing my API?

07 Aug
2 years ago

chrismay left a reply on JWT With Laravel 5.1

Trying to keep it short: cookies(http-only & secure flag) are vulnerable to CSRF but not XSS. JWT in localstorage is vulnerable to XSS but not CSRF

The best you can do is to minimize the risk: store the JWT in a cookie store a csrf_token in localstorage

To make it stateless: Include the csrf_token in the JWT payload and check serverside if the JWT csrf_token and the csrf_token read from localstorage and provided in the header match.

This requires an attacker to get the csrf_token through XSS (e.g. you use a compromised 3rd party js library in your site or do not apply sanitation) And then he needs to trigger a csrf request with the csrf_token (e.g. embedded img src tag or form in a webpage /email)

This combination makes it a lot harder for an attacker (but not impossible).

It provides the same security level as laravels session based system with csrf_tokens, but does not require state.

chrismay started a new conversation Vue SPA Vs MPA/SSR

The Learn Vue 2.0 series uses ajax calls to get the data. It seems that the SPA is completely isolated from Laravel. I.e. Laravel is just a data API and the vue app could also simply be hosted on a third party external server (e.g. AWS S3). Is this the recommended way, or should I rather use Laravel for Routing and have separate views that implement individual vue components and already included data instead of using a SPA?