There's no two ways about it: terminology in the testing world is incredibly overwhelming. Mocks, stubs, and dummies oh my! Let's see if we can cut through the noise. Come along as, bit by bit, we break all of these confusing concepts down into something you can easily understand and implement within your own projects.
Laravel Dusk provides an expressive testing API and browser automation for your apps. In terms of testing, it provides the closest thing to an actual user interacting with your application in a browser. These tests are typically referred to as end to end tests or browser tests. In this series, we’ll prepare a series of Dusk tests for a standard blog application.
If martial artists use kata as a method for exercise and practice, what might be the equivalent for coders like us? Coding katas are short, repeatable programming challenges which are meant to exercise everything from your focus, to your workflow. In this series, one kata per episode, we'll work through a wide variety of challenges to build up your TDD process.
It's time to take the techniques we learned in Laravel From Scratch, and put them to good use building your first real-world application. Together, we'll leverage TDD to create Birdboard: a minimal Basecamp-like project management app. This series will give us a wide range of opportunities to pull up our sleeves and test our Laravel chops. As always, we start from scratch: laravel new birdboard.
The reality is that, sometimes, you don't require a big testing framework to help orchestrate conversations with the business, design your objects, and more. Sometimes, you just want to ensure that the dang thing works like you expect, with as little configuration as possible! In these situations, the Laracasts Integrated package is exactly what you need.