How to mock dependencies in Laravel (Full 2022 Guide for beginners)

Published January 25, 2022
How to mock dependencies in Laravel (Full 2022 Guide for beginners)

Testing your application code is absolutely a skill you should learn. It improves your own confidence so much and it keeps your application much more maintainable in the long run. Mocking is an important part of testing you code. However, it can also be a bit hard to fully grasp the concept. In this article I’ll show you all the common ways of mocking objects in Laravel.

What is mocking?

First of all,

How to use Pest PHP with Laravel – Full Guide (2022)

Published January 18, 2022
How to use Pest PHP with Laravel – Full Guide (2022)

Testing is a crucial skill for every developer. When building applications it might initially feel like some wasted time, but I can say from experience that it gives so much peace of mind later on. In this article I’ll show you how to

Most people and frameworks still use PHPUnit, which is an awesome testing framework. Currently we’re also seeing a more broader shift to using Pest. Pest provides a nicer and more fluent way of testing,

How to test custom PHPUnit assertions & helpers

Published January 11, 2022; last updated on January 12, 2022
How to test custom PHPUnit assertions & helpers

When building applications, a decent testsuite is an absolute must-have. In the short run it might sound like a waste of time (“I’m sure I implemented this feature correctly”), but one year later you’ll not be so sure anymore when you need to make a few changes.

To make testing somewhat more pleasant, you can write your own custom testing helper functions that make your tests more expressive and easy-to-read. In this article,

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