Let’s refactor our test and use the andAlsoExpectIt() method. You’ll also learn about Mockery’s ordered() method for declare the expectations should run in a specific order.
Labs are hands-on coding projects that you build along with Tonya as she explains the code, concepts, and thought processes behind it. You can use the labs to further your code knowledge or to use right in your projects. Each lab ties into the Docx to ensure you have the information you need.
Each lab is designed to further your understanding and mastery of code. You learn more about how to think about its construction, quality, maintainability, programmatic and logical thought, and problem-solving. While you may be building a specific thing, Tonya presents the why of it to make it adaptable far beyond that specific implementation, thereby giving you the means to make it your own, in any context.
`expect()` – Behavior Options
There are multiple behavior (task) options you can use for the expect() patching function: andReturn(), andReturnValues(), andReturnNull(), andReturnUsing(), and andThrow(). Let’s walk through each one and write some code to see how to use them in your testing suite.
Anatomy of the Test Expectation
Let’s talk about the anatomy of a test expectation in Brain Monkey. In this episode, you’ll discover how to structure an expectation as we look at when() and expect().
Brain Monkey’s Toolset Overview
Let’s dive into the all of the different functions (toolset) that are available for you in Brain Monkey. We’ll look at the documentation and its test suite.
Create a Test Class
Before we can start adding Brain Monkey functionality to our tests, we need a test class. Let’s create that together in this episode. Here are the pro tips that I share in this episode: Load all of the needed source files in the setUp() method after the parent::setUp(). Why? Before we can redefine a function, Patchwork needs to load first and then the original source code. Load only the source files from the package (plugin or theme) that you are testing. Do not load WordPress core or other third party files. Why? You only load the original source code when […]
setUp and tearDown
In this episode, you and I will walk through the Test Case and add in the setUp and tearDown for Brain Monkey, which then handles Patchwork and Mockery for us.
Behind the Scenes of Redefining a Function
In the last episode, we talked about the philosophy of unit testing, i.e. testing in isolation without the function’s dependencies. In order to test in isolation, we need to know what each dependent function will do within the context of that test (i.e. given conditions) and then write a function that redefines the original in order to force it to do what it should. In this episode, you and I will dive into what is happening between the scenes in the PHP internals of user-defined names and memory). I’ll give you an overview to help you visualize how Brain Monkey[…]
The Problem – Why We Need to Simulate
Let’s explore both the philosophy of unit testing (i.e. testing in isolation) and the problem we face of redefining dependent functions in order to achieve a pure unit test.
Integration Bootstrap – Defining Constants
Notes | Transcript | Code | Playlist Notes Next, we need to define the constants we’ll need as the baseline for directory locations. Transcript Code