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Welcome to the brand new and very comprehensive PHPUnit (testing framework for PHP) and Selenium for PHPUnit course. PHPUnit is a tool for testing code written in PHP language. And Selenium is a tool for automating web browsers that we will use in this course to test application interfaces. You will learn not only about unit tests but also what integration, functional and acceptance tests are. Particular emphasis will be placed on php unit testing.
Code testing is very important. Here there are most important benefits:
you don't waste time as a web developer for manual testing in a web browser
you find mistakes in the code faster
what's more, by mastering PHPUnit you will start to write code that is testable (you will learn in the course what is non-testable code!)
and your code will be easier to maintain, i.e. it will be easier to adapt it to the changes you might need
In short: if you haven't known phpunit yet, you'll simply be a better PHP programmer after completing this course. PHPUnit is a very important skill and if you're looking for a job as a PHP developer, it will allow you to increase your chances to get hired.
During the course, we will be discussing the most important aspects of PHPUnit and Selenium for PHPUnit on practical examples with hands-on coding, such as assertions, data providers, mocks and others (see the curriculum for more information). You will also learn how to test api clients.
The most interesting part of this course is building from scratch a real MVC-based application in PHP and PHPUnit using TDD - Test Driven Development approach. This is an application for managing product multi-level categories - which is not easy to implement. PHPUnit will be particularly useful here. It will be a very comprehensive TDD - not only unit tests but we will also test the user interface of this application using Selenium WebDriver. The HTML template of this application built using the Zurb Foundation Framework will be available to download (not because I think it is the best, just the template for this particular application was easiest to build using Zurb). We will be coding the backend from scratch using Slim Microframework for PHP. We will also use a great package from Laravel called illuminate/database for Laravel Eloquent ORM, thanks to which database operations are very easy.
To better consolidate the acquired knowledge the course includes, in addition to lectures, coding exercises, quizzes, assignments and other practical activities.
***For each lecture that requires coding, there are file resources that you can download and copy & paste, but I encourage you to write code from the screen.***
I promise that you'll be a better PHP developer after completing this PHPUnit course. And even if for some reason you will not like this course, Udemy always offers you a 30-day money back guarantee. But I doubt that you will not like it. I am 100% sure that you will be happy with this course and your PHP code will be better from now!