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InlineTesting: Test classes and fuctions using docblock comments

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This class can test classes and fuctions using docblock comments.

It can test given classes or functions by parsing docblock sections of the code scripts to be tested to extract the definition of assert conditions for the tests that need to be performed.

The packages comes with special traits definitions that are necessary to use this class with the classes that are meant to be tested.

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Test driven development is an approach that can help minimizing the bugs software applications.

However, for many developers writing code for implementing tests is a boring task, so many of them end up not doing it.

This class can help minimizing the effort necessary to write tests for classes.

It lets developers insert some testing conditions in the comments of their classes, so this class can do the actual testing without further effort from the developer.

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=== What are you doing here? === [?] What are lnline tests? [!] That's an simple test case that is done directly at the runtime(certainly must be only in dev environment). Test data is parsed from docblock === The goal === Except expensive unit tests, you can also test in very simple way without running any daemon or even console application. You should only use docblock sections and add class testing to your autoloader or use testable trait. $inlineTester = Testing\InlineTesting::getInstance(/* false to avoid testing, for ex. in prod environment */); $inlineTester->testClass("Foo"); // this will test all methods from the class where are docblock @assert sections found $inlineTester->testFunction("myFunc"); // this will test the function if any docblock entry there In order to use Testable trait you have to add it o_O: class Foo { use Testing\Traits\Testable; /** * This method will be tested * Note: the inline test will pass, but if not it will trigger an informative error * * @param int $foo * @param int $bar * @param array $things * @return int * * @assert 2 and "2" and [1, 2, 3] equals 7 */ private /* or protected even public */ function myMethod($foo, $bar, array $things = []){ return (int) $foo + (int) $bar + count($things); } private /* or public, does not matter */ function onAfterDestruct(){ // that is your destructor from now, because __destruct() is preserved by the Testable trait // now you do not have to call testClass method each time you wanna test your classes } }

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