Unit testing advice

Posted 2 months ago by RossUK

Hi, I am trying to do some unit/feature testing and take a TDD approach to a new Laravel project. I am trying to get my head around which tests I should be writing and also which tests are a feature or a unit. As an example to start off with I have a Customer model and a Contact model. When the app is finished an authenticated end user will be able to create edit and delete customers and contacts and also add contacts to a customer. Before any webforms exists what tests should/would be good to write for this.

here what I have so far but want to check I am not going completely in the wrong direction :)


namespace Tests\Unit;

use App\Customer;
use Tests\TestCase;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\WithFaker;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\RefreshDatabase;

class CustomerTest extends TestCase
     * A basic test example.
     * @return void

    use RefreshDatabase;
    use WithFaker;

    protected $customer;

    public function setUp()
        $this->customer = factory('App\Customer')->create();

    /** @test */
     public function testCustomerCanBeCreated() 
         $this->assertEquals(1, Customer::count());

     /** @test */
    public function canEditCustomer() 
        //set test data
        $data = [
            'company_name' => "New Company Inc",

        //make post request with test data to named route
        $this->post(route(''), $data)->assertStatus(201);
        $this->call('POST', '[email protected]', $data);

        //get first record
        $customer = Customer::first();

        //check database values exist
        $this->assertEquals($data['company_name'], $customer->company_name);


    public function canUpdateCustomer() {}
    public function canDeleteCustomer() {}
    public function canAddContactToCustomer() {}
    public function canGetCustomerContacts() {}


Many Thanks

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