Category Archives: phpspec

BDD PHP phpspec TDD Testing

Add value to legacy code using agile tools

Working with legacy code need not be the nightmare it is often portrayed as. Tools that are considered best practice for greenfield development can and should be used to support legacy codebases, and prepare them for new development to begin.

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PHP phpspec Testing

phpspec keeps your privates hidden

For the last few days I’ve been using phpspec to build an application. Inevitably comparisons will be drawn between phpspec and PHPUnit, but I think that one clear distinction is found by considering how phpspec prevents the direct testing of a private method. read more »

PHP phpspec TDD Testing

Considering what to test with phpspec

I have recently started using phpspec in place of PHPUnit as a PHP development tool. So far for me, the transition from TDD to specBDD is a fairly trivial one. The vocabulary used in the specs is slightly different to xUnit tools, and this seems to make me think more carefully about what I really want to test, or better, what behaviour I want my object to exhibit. read more »