Unit Testing a Symfony Service

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In this video we look at how we can use Codeception's Unit test suite functionality to do TDD against a Symfony 2 service.

We'll start off by generating ourselves a new Codeception Unit test which we can then use as the basis for actually writing our tests.

Whilst this is a gentle introduction to unit testing, it does cover something that you will quickly encounter in the real world - repeating tests that change only the data, not the test. There's a very elegant solution to this - using PHPUnit's @dataProvider syntax - so even if you're quite comfortable with unit testing, please do check out the video from around the 08:30 mark, where we begin looking at the data provider, and how it can streamline your test suite nicely.


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Episodes in this series

# Title Duration
1 Installing Codeception in Your Symfony 2 Project 04:20
2 Bootstrapping Codeception 03:29
3 Codeception's Folder Structure 06:42
4 Generating Tests 06:28
5 How to Run Codeception Tests 02:43
6 Our First Acceptance Test 08:00
7 An Alternative Perspective on Acceptance Testing 04:33
8 Acceptance Testing Symfony Forms 08:22
9 Acceptance Testing and Javascript (Part 1 of 2) 07:31
10 Acceptance Testing and Javascript (Part 2 of 2) 08:05
11 An Introduction to Unit Testing in Codeception 04:24
12 Unit Testing a Symfony Service 11:59
13 Integration with Symfony 2 06:27
14 Databases and Unit Tests 14:21
15 Real World Unit Testing - Database Clean Up Issues 06:15
16 Fast PHP Unit Testing with SQLite Database 10:19
17 Mocking the Entity Manager 20:22
18 Codeception Selenium Setup 06:08
19 How to Setup XDebug with PHPStorm 07:36
20 Step Objects and Page Objects 09:35
21 Fizz Buzz Kata 24:43
22 Code Coverage Reports 10:10
23 Running Acceptance Tests Faster With Phantom JS 01:30
24 Mobile Browser Tests 01:18