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Unit Testing: What? Why? How?

Unit Testing: What? Why? How?

Slides from my talk at WP Hooked, February 2017.



John Blackbourn

February 14, 2017

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  7. A unit test is a piece of code which exists

    only to verify expectations about the behaviour of another piece of code Verification
  8. a.k.a. “Does my function do what I expect it to

  9. A unit test operates in isolation in order to avoid

    external interference Isolated
  10. Tests typically run on the command line CLI

  11. Tests are highly efficient because they're quickly repeatable Automated

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  14. A unit test can cover many scenarios and never misses

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  15. Unit tests give you increased assurance that changes are less

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  16. Unit tests give you confidence to make changes Confidence

  17. Unit tests help you write better code Smaller functions Separation

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  26. Arrange Act Assert AAA

  27. Each time a WordPress test runs, it operates on a

    fresh installation Remember
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  32. Accuracy Assurance Confidence Quality?… The Result

  33. Assertions assertTrue( $actual ) assertFalse( $actual ) assertEquals( $expected, $actual

    ) assertCount( $expected, $actual ) assertObjectHasAttribute( $key, $actual ) assertArrayHasKey( $key, $actual ) assertWPError( $actual ) assertCanonical( $actual, $expected )
  34. a.k.a. A Real World Gotcha Type Juggling Kills Me

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  37. WUT

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  39. Provide Verification Isolated Automated Recap

  40. Accuracy Assurance Confidence Quality Recap

  41. Arrange Act Assert Recap

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  43. Read the WordPress Unit Tests Visit PHPUnit website for reference

    Check out WP-CLI scaffolding What Next?
  44. John Blackbourn @johnbillion