Run the tests with:
You will need to have initialized everything once (with
./scripts/start), but you do not need to have the main containers running to run the tests as it uses it's own cluster of docker containers.
After you have run the tests once, you can use
./scripts/test-rerun which will run faster. It assumes that the containers have already been created and initialized, but otherwise is the same.
So far, end to end testing is working nicely (called acceptance tests in codeception). They run with a headless Firefox and Selenium inside the Docker setup, they are run on CI build too.
We are working on restructing the code to enable unit testing.
If you want to run with debug mode turned on, then use:
If you just want to run one test, then pass the path to that test as an argument, e.g.
Writing unit tests
CodeCeption uses PHPUnitTests under the hood and therefore the PHPUnit test documentation can be helpful.
Writing acceptance tests
tests directory has much stuff in it.
You just need to care about 2 places:
tests/seed.sql - add any data you want to be in the database when the tests are run
acceptance/ - copy an existing test and get started!
http://codeception.com/docs/modules/WebDriver#Actions is a very useful page, showing all the things can call on
Please read the command descriptions carefully.
How acceptance tests work
Tests are run through selenium on firefox. The interaction of the test with the browser is defined by commands. Keep in mind that this is on very high level. Selenium does at most points not know what the browser is doing!
It is especially hard to get waits right as the blocking/waiting behaviour of the commands may change with the test driver (PhantomJS, Firefox, Chromium, etc.).
just fires a click event on the given element. It does not wait for anything afterwards! If you expect a page reload or any asynchronous requests happening, you need to wait for that before being able to assert any content.
Acceptance tests using the
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