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Testing your API with PHPUnit

What, a testing chapter so early? Yep, with API’s, you really can’t avoid it, and that’s a good thing. One way or another, to develop, test and debug each endpoint, you’ll need to either write some code or configure an HTTP browser plugin like Postman. And if you’re already doing all that work, you might as well make these calls repeatable and automated.

Guzzle and PHPUnit

Like I mentioned, if you’re making HTTP requests in PHP, you’ll want to use Guzzle, like we are in our testing.php file. So, the easiest way to create tests is just to put PHPUnit and Guzzle together.

I already have PHPUnit installed in our app via Composer, so let’s go straight to writing a test. Create a new Tests directory and put a ProgrammerControllerTest.php file there. Create a class inside and extend the normal PHPUnit base class:

// src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php
namespace KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests;

class ProgrammerControllerTest extends \PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase
{

}

Next, add a testPOST method and copy in the POST logic from the testing.php script:

// src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php
// ...

public function testPOST()
{
    // create our http client (Guzzle)
    $client = new Client('http://localhost:8000', array(
        'request.options' => array(
            'exceptions' => false,
        )
    ));

    $nickname = 'ObjectOrienter'.rand(0, 999);
    $data = array(
        'nickname' => $nickname,
        'avatarNumber' => 5,
        'tagLine' => 'a test dev!'
    );

    $request = $client->post('/api/programmers', null, json_encode($data));
    $response = $request->send();
}

Finally, let’s add some asserts to check that the status code is 201, that we have a Location header and that we get back valid JSON:

// src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php
// ...

public function testPOST()
{
    // ...

    $request = $client->post('/api/programmers', null, json_encode($data));
    $response = $request->send();

    $this->assertEquals(201, $response->getStatusCode());
    $this->assertTrue($response->hasHeader('Location'));
    $data = json_decode($response->getBody(true), true);
    $this->assertArrayHasKey('nickname', $data);
}

To try it out, use the vendor/bin/phpunit executable and point it at the test file.

$ php vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

With any luck, Sebastian Bergmann will tell you that everything is ok! Of course I never trust a test that passes on the first try, so be sure to change things and make sure it fails when it should too.

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Florian Avatar Florian | posted 3 years ago

At all Windows Users after some research I have figured it out, how it´s working on windows in the PHP-Storm Terminal:

The following commands should work:

Possibility 1:

php vendor/phpunit/phpunit/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

Possibility 2

call vendor/bin/phpunit.bat src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

Cheers

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Sergey Z. Avatar Sergey Z. | posted 3 years ago

Hello,
got a fatal error when tried to run the phpunit on PHP 7.2.3:

php vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php


PHP Fatal error: Declaration of PHPUnit_Framework_Comparator_DOMDocument::assertEquals($expected, $actual, $delta = 0, $canonicalize = false, $ignoreCase = false) must be compatible with PHPUnit_Framework_Comparator_Object::assertEquals($expected, $actual, $delta = 0, $canonicalize = false, $ignoreCase = false, array &$processed = Array) in /home/vagrant/code/Learning/Symfony/code-rest/code-rest.loc/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/PHPUnit/Framework/Comparator/DOMDocument.php on line 114

It seems this phpunit version doesn't work on the PHP 7.

Could run it only after upgrading phpunit to the latest version:

1. Changed phpunit version in composer.json:

"phpunit/phpunit": "~7.0",

2. Updated phpunit and its dependencies:

composer update phpunit/*


3. Changed \PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase to \PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase

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HI Sergey Zaharchenko

Nice catch! Really course code wasn't compatible with php7.2 but now it's fixed thanks to your report! All you need is:
1. Download new course code from this page
2. Copy 3 files to your working directory (./composer.json, ./composer.lock, ./features/api/ApiFeatureContext.php)
3. run "composer install"
4. continue crushing this course!!!

Thanks again for your report! Cheers!

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Are you sure you want to do the assertArrayHasKey on the $data used for the request and not what came back on the response?

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nevermind^^ seems i was too slow to catch it :)

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Default user avatar 叶朱丽 | posted 4 years ago

Hi!
When I try running the phpunit test I get the following error on the command prompt, any suggestions?
Thank you :)
Giulietta

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'Guzzle\Http\Client' not found in C:\xampp\htdocs\restone\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest.php:11

Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest->testPOST()
#1 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(975): ReflectionMethod->invokeArgs(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest), Array)
#2 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(831): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runTest()
#3 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestResult.php(648): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runBare()
#4 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(776): PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult->run(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest))
#5 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(775): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->run(Object(PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult))
#6 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(745): PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite->runTest(Object(KnpU\C in C:\xampp\htdocs\restone\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest.php on line 11
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'Guzzle\Http\Client' not found in C:\xampp\htdocs\restone\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest.php:11
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest->testPOST()
#1 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(975): ReflectionMethod->invokeArgs(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest), Array)
#2 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(831): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runTest()
#3 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestResult.php(648): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runBare()
#4 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(776): PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult->run(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest))
#5 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(775): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->run(Object(PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult))
#6 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(745): PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite->runTest(Object(KnpU\C in C:\xampp\htdocs\restone\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\Controller\Api\ProgrammerControllerTest.php on line 11

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Hey Giulietta,

You probably should use a "\GuzzleHttp\Client" instead of "\Guzzle\Http\Client" in "ProgrammerControllerTest". Or probably you missed a package or maybe do not install dev packages with Composer. Try to re-run "composer install --dev" command. It should help. If not - check what Guzzle version you have installed. if it even not installed yet - install it first with "composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle" command and re-run your tests.

Cheers!

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Hi Victor!
I had already tried changing the use statement, but it didn't work (the namespace of the Client class is actually Guzzle\Http). Also ran composer install (it says that --dev is deprecated) and composer update. It gives me this message where advises not to use guzzle/guzzle (not too sure what I should do though):

C:\xampp\htdocs\restone>composer update
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies (including require-dev)
- Removing guzzlehttp/streams (2.1.0)
Package guzzle/guzzle is abandoned, you should avoid using it. Use guzzlehttp/guzzle instead.
Writing lock file
Generating autoload files

I am sorry cannot find the solution. Am I missing something?
Could you please help me checking if my composer.json is alright?
I've tried googling the error but none of the suggestions I found seems to help :(
Thank you!!
Giulietta

{
"require": {
"silex/silex": "~1.0",
"symfony/twig-bridge": "~2.1",
"symfony/security": "~2.4",
"doctrine/dbal": "^2.5.4",
"monolog/monolog": "~1.7.0",
"symfony/validator": "~2.4",
"symfony/expression-language": "~2.4",
"guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^6.2"

},
"require-dev": {
"behat/mink": "~1.5",
"behat/mink-goutte-driver": "~1.0.9",
"behat/mink-selenium2-driver": "~1.1.1",
"behat/behat": "~2.5",
"behat/mink-extension": "~1.2.0",
"phpunit/phpunit": "~3.7.0"
},
"autoload" : {
"psr-0": {
"KnpU\\CodeBattle": "src/"
}
}
}

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Hey Giulietta!

Ok, I think we're close - there is one confusing thing going on! Here's some history:

A) The package called guzzle/guzzle is used in this tutorial. But this package has been deprecated and replaced by guzzlehttp/guzzle. guzzle/guzzle still works and is available, so you can use it still (and follow along with the tutorial exactly) or you can use guzzlehttp/guzzle, but then you'll need to update some of your code for changes in this new library.

B) In your composer.json, you are using the new library - guzzlehttp/guzzle.

C) Based on which library you have, there are some changes you need to make to your code:

- if you're using guzzle/guzzle, then the Client's namespace is Guzzle\Http\Client
- if you're using guzzlehttp/guzzle, then the Client's namespace is GuzzleHttp\Client

So, it looks to me like you're using the new package (guzzlehttp/guzzle) but you are using the *old* library's namespace (Guzzle\Http\Client). You have two options:

A) Replace guzzlehttp/guzzle with guzzle/guzzle (the old library) and code along exactly with the tutorial. This is great if you want to focus on learning the REST stuff, and don't want to worry about the little details of using Guzzle, which we use to test the API

B) Keep guzzlehttp/guzzle, and then do a little more work to update / translate the code we use in this tutorial into the updated code. This is good if you're really curious about learning Guzzle and don't mind doing some extra digging for some extra learning! If you go this direction and have any issues you can't solve, we'll be happy to help with those :).

Let me know if this helps! And cheers!

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Hi Ryan,

thank you for your detailed explanation and sorry to bother you again with this issue, but I am kind of stuck.

I went back to the original guzzle/guzzle library but keep on getting the same error. After a long (but fruitless) search on the web I thought I could try to run the test on the 'finish' version of the API provided in the course code (perhaps I messed up too much with the other one).
So I moved the folder to the server and ran composer install command.
Unfortunately I still get the very same error when running the PhpUnit test. I didn't modify the composer.json file.
Then I tried to dig a bit deeper but only noticed several yellow warnings (path not found) on the file vendor\phpunit\phpunit\PHPUnit\Autoload.php.
All the 'not found' files are those in the 'require_once' statements (see below); do you think this could be related to the error I am getting?
Thanks a lot for your help!!
Giulietta

require_once $path . '/autoload.php';
(....)
require_once 'File/Iterator/Autoload.php';
require_once 'PHP/CodeCoverage/Autoload.php';
require_once 'PHP/Timer/Autoload.php';
require_once 'PHPUnit/Framework/MockObject/Autoload.php';
require_once 'Text/Template/Autoload.php';
(....)
if (stream_resolve_include_path('PHP/Invoker/Autoload.php')) {
require_once 'PHP/Invoker/Autoload.php';
}

if (stream_resolve_include_path('PHPUnit/Extensions/Database/Autoload.php')) {
require_once 'PHPUnit/Extensions/Database/Autoload.php';
}

if (stream_resolve_include_path('PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumCommon/Autoload.php')) {
require_once 'PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumCommon/Autoload.php';
}

else if (stream_resolve_include_path('PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase/Autoload.php')) {
require_once 'PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase/Autoload.php';
}

if (stream_resolve_include_path('PHPUnit/Extensions/Story/Autoload.php')) {
require_once 'PHPUnit/Extensions/Story/Autoload.php';

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No problem :) - sorry you're still having issues!

Ok, so first, I don't *think* that the PHPUnit\Autoload.php file is the problem. When you run composer install, it downloads all of the files into the vendor directory - and it should do this perfectly (I mean, it downloads all of phpunit, and there shouldn't be any path problems). In fact, I just re-downloaded the code to make sure that everything is still ok with it, and I *was* able to get the phpunit test to pass. Here's what I did:

1) Downloaded and unzipped the course code
2) Moved into the finish directory and ran "composer install"
3) Moved into the web directory and ran php -S localhost:8000 to start the built-in web server
4) Execute the tests by running:

php vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

When I did this, the one test passed just fine :). Now, in your last comment, you said that you "keep on getting the same error". Which error is this? Is it the "Class Guzzle\Http\Client not found" error? Or is it something different? Can you re-paste your composer.json (unless you haven't changed it) and your test file? I'm sure it's something small :).

Cheers!

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Hi Ryan!
I go exactly through the same steps you showed me, but the only difference is that I have to run the test command as 'phpunit' only, instead of if 'php vendor/bin/phpunit ', because it gives me this message:

dir=$(d=${0%[/\\]*}; cd "$d"; cd "../phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin" && pwd)

# See if we are running in Cygwin by checking for cygpath program
if command -v 'cygpath' >/dev/null 2>&1; then
# Cygwin paths start with /cygdrive/ which will break windows PHP,
# so we need to translate the dir path to windows format. However
# we could be using cygwin PHP which does not require this, so we
# test if the path to PHP starts with /cygdrive/ rather than /usr/bin
if [[ $(which php) == /cygdrive/* ]]; then
dir=$(cygpath -m "$dir");
fi
fi
dir=$(echo $dir | sed 's/ /\ /g')
"${dir}/phpunit" "$@"

So, after running 'phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php', I always get this message:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'Guzzle\Http\Client' not found in C:\finish\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest.php:11
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest->testPOST()
#1 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(975): ReflectionMethod->invokeArgs(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest), Array)
#2 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(831): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runTest()
#3 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestResult.php(648): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runBare()
#4 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(776): PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult->run(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest))
#5 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(775): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->run(Object(PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult))
#6 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(745): PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite->runTest(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest), Object(PHPUnit_Framework_TestRe in C:\finish\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest.php on line 11
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'Guzzle\Http\Client' not found in C:\finish\src\KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest.php:11
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest->testPOST()
#1 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(975): ReflectionMethod->invokeArgs(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest), Array)
#2 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(831): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runTest()
#3 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestResult.php(648): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->runBare()
#4 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase.php(776): PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult->run(Object(KnpU\CodeBattle\Tests\ProgrammerControllerTest))
#5 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(775): PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase->run(Object(PHPUnit_Framework_TestResult))
#6 C:\xampp\php\pear\PHPUnit\Framework\TestSuite.php(745): PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite->runTest(Object(KnpU\Code

This is my composer.json:

{
"require": {
"silex/silex": "~1.0",
"symfony/twig-bridge": "~2.1",
"symfony/security": "~2.4",
"doctrine/dbal": "^2.5.4",
"monolog/monolog": "~1.7.0",
"symfony/validator": "~2.4",
"symfony/expression-language": "~2.4"
},
"require-dev": {
"behat/mink": "~1.5",
"behat/mink-goutte-driver": "~1.0.9",
"behat/mink-selenium2-driver": "~1.1.1",
"behat/behat": "~2.5",
"behat/mink-extension": "~1.2.0",
"phpunit/phpunit": "~3.7.0",
"guzzle/guzzle": "~3.7"
},
"autoload" : {
"psr-0": {
"KnpU\\CodeBattle": "src/"
} }}

I haven't touched the test file, anyway, pasting it here too:

array(
'exceptions' => false,
)
));

$nickname = 'ObjectOrienter'.rand(0, 999);
$data = array(
'nickname' => $nickname,
'avatarNumber' => 5,
'tagLine' => 'a test dev!'
);

$request = $client->post('/api/programmers', null, json_encode($data));
$response = $request->send();

$this->assertEquals(201, $response->getStatusCode());
$this->assertTrue($response->hasHeader('Location'));
$data = json_decode($response->getBody(true), true);
$this->assertArrayHasKey('nickname', $data);
}
}

If I won't be able to solve this problem I will just try going on with the following lesson ... But, in this case, would you suggest another way to test the Api?

Thank you very much for your time :)

Giulietta

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Hi again!

Ah, that's partially my mistake. Run this instead:

./vendor/bin/phpunit

or just

vendor/bin/phpunit

(I can't remember if both work on Windows, or just one - but they are really the same thing)

I should not have recommended "php vendor/bin/phpunit" - as it doesn't work on Windows (the command above will work on everything). But, this is an interesting topic on its own. When you run "phpunit", it uses your global, system-wide installation of phpunit (if you have one). But if you run ./vendor/bin/phpunit. it uses the phpunit that was installed into your project via Composer. Sometimes, both will work, but the in-project one is better :).

In fact, I think this is the problem! If you use the "project" phpunit (i.e. vendor/bin/phpunit), it is aware of the other vendor/ files in your project, and will make them available. I think this is why you receive the "Class not found" error: when you run the "global" phpunit, it doesn't auto-load the classes in your project's vendor directory.

So, try the above command and let me know if it works. Your test code (obviously, since you haven't changed it) and your composer.json both look very good to me :).

I think we're close! Cheers!

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Hi Victor!
I was eventually able to run the test without strange errors by using this command:
php vendor/phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin/phpunit
I cannot take credit for this, though... it was suggested few hours ago in a post below in this page, as you can see.
Anyway, thank you so much for your help and time! :D
Giulietta

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Yay! That's awesome! And this is a great solution - running vendor/bin/phpunit is simply a shortcut to run the command that you ran - so it is actually no different at all.

Good luck and let us know if you have any other issues!

Cheers!

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Hello,
1) What if we use Alice bundle and fixtures data. How can we insert / load these files in test database? Or we should avoid it.
2) you said "So, the easiest way to create
tests is just to put PHPUnit and Guzzle together."
Is this recommended way to use in personal project *guzzle + phpunit* or only simple example?

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Yo!

1) I typically avoid loading fixtures in my tests... but not everyone agrees. The reason is that - when you load fixtures - then you sort of "magically" have data on your test. This makes the tests a bit strange-looking. For example, on the first line of the test, you might send a DELETE request to delete some user. But... where did that user come from? Why do we know it exists? Fixtures are a bit magical :). But if you manually create the user first, and *then* do the DELETE request, it's much more obvious.

But anyways, if you're using the most recent version of AliceBundle, I'm not sure about the specifics of how you would programmatically load those. You might need to do a little digging... or just don't load fixtures ;).

2) In this tutorial, we use Behat for testing. Doing that is *really* cool, but I think it takes a bit more technical expertise, honestly. So, in the Symfony REST tutorial, we actually use Guzzle + PHPUnit, and it is a *great* combination. It's actually what we use in most situations here on KnpU.

Cheers!

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Hello Ryan,
Thanks

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Hello

When I type in the cmd:
> php vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

I've got this:
dir=$(d=${0%[/\\]*}; cd "$d"; cd "../phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin" && pwd)

# See if we are running in Cygwin by checking for cygpath program
if command -v 'cygpath' >/dev/null 2>&1; then
# Cygwin paths start with /cygdrive/ which will break windows PHP,
# so we need to translate the dir path to windows format. However
# we could be using cygwin PHP which does not require this, so we
# test if the path to PHP starts with /cygdrive/ rather than /usr/bin
if [[ $(which php) == /cygdrive/* ]]; then
dir=$(cygpath -m "$dir");
fi
fi

dir=$(echo $dir | sed 's/ /\ /g')
"${dir}/phpunit" "$@"

What is wrong? And how I can pass test?

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Hey Nina
Can you try running the command like this:


./vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php


if doesn't work, try this one instead:


php ./vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php


And if it doesn't work either, let us know!

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Case 1
> ./vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php
'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Case 2
> php ./vendor/bin/phpunit src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php

dir=$(d=${0%[/\\]*}; cd "$d"; cd "../phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin" && pwd)

# See if we are running in Cygwin by checking for cygpath program
if command -v 'cygpath' >/dev/null 2>&1; then
# Cygwin paths start with /cygdrive/ which will break windows PHP,
# so we need to translate the dir path to windows format. However
# we could be using cygwin PHP which does not require this, so we
# test if the path to PHP starts with /cygdrive/ rather than /usr/bin
if [[ $(which php) == /cygdrive/* ]]; then
dir=$(cygpath -m "$dir");
fi
fi

dir=$(echo $dir | sed 's/ /\ /g')
"${dir}/phpunit" "$@"

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Hey Nina!

Sorry for the late response. This is interesting... maybe inverting the slashes will do the trick
vendor\bin\phpunit ...

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Default user avatar Junaid Farooq | MolloKhan | posted 4 years ago

Hello Diego Aguiar Nina

The output that is obtained above is simply the raw content of the file 'vendor/bin/phpunit'. I did face this myself and fixed this by copying the whole content of '/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin/phpunit' file into '/vendor/bin/phpunit' file and then running the above command as usual and it did work though i am not sure if this is a good solution or not. But for testing purpose it did not seem to pose any threat.

Cheers!

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Hey Junaid Farooq

Ohh, so I believe the header of that file (#!/usr/bin/env sh) was missing or it was wrong, because it looks that the file was been reading instead of being executed.
Nice find by the way, and thanks for sharing your solution.

Cheers!

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I'm facing a similar problem, and did note that the header is correct, but not being respected (I copied/pasted what you wrote to be sure)

In any case, I was able to do as Junaid Farooq tried, but then was presented with some deprecated code:

"Deprecated: The each() function is deprecated."

I tried upgrading to phpunit 4, but then the problem of the file being read only happened again, and there is no longer a phpunit file or even a composer folder at the location 'vendor/phpunit/phpunit/composer'

ideas?

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Hmm, interesting. Try upgrading to PHPUnit 7 and run ./vendor/bin/phpunit

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Sadly, a bit of vacation didn't help.
I did try to update to PHPUnit 7, running it as you suggested just echo'd out the contents of the file. Following again the suggestion above to copy the contents of the phpunit file gave me the following output:
You need to set up the project dependencies using Composer: ...

Which, of course, had been done when I upgraded to PHPUnit 7.

not sure what else to try at this point.

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Have you try re-installing your vendors?

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Default user avatar Dizzy Bryan High | posted 4 years ago

Hi there am using php storm on windows to do this tutorial, i have php 5.4.* installed.
I cant seem to run the phpUnit tests.
It just seems to echo out whats in the vendor\bin\phpunit file
I've tried downloading the pupunit.phar and putting it into the vendor\bin\ dir an running
php vendor/bin/phpunit.phar src/KnpU/CodeBattle/Tests/ProgrammerControllerTest.php
Just returns nothing.

Kinda stuck here, not sure how to move forward

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Default user avatar Rakib Ahmed Shovon | Dizzy Bryan High | posted 4 years ago

try this one . php vendor/phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin/phpunit

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Hey Rakib,

In my project with PHPUnit 4.8 the direct path to the phpunit executable file is: ./vendor/phpunit/phpunit/phpunit . So probably it depends on PHPUnit version. But I think you're right, possible solution is to find manually the phpunit executable file in "./vendor/phpunit/phpunit" or nested folders and try to run it directly.

Cheers!

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This tutorial uses a deprecated micro-framework called Silex. The fundamentals of REST are still ? valid, but the code we use can't be used in a real application.

What PHP libraries does this tutorial use?

// composer.json
{
    "require": {
        "silex/silex": "~1.0", // v1.3.2
        "symfony/twig-bridge": "~2.1", // v2.7.3
        "symfony/security": "~2.4", // v2.7.3
        "doctrine/dbal": "^2.5.4", // v2.5.4
        "monolog/monolog": "~1.7.0", // 1.7.0
        "symfony/validator": "~2.4", // v2.7.3
        "symfony/expression-language": "~2.4" // v2.7.3
    },
    "require-dev": {
        "behat/mink": "~1.5", // v1.5.0
        "behat/mink-goutte-driver": "~1.0.9", // v1.0.9
        "behat/mink-selenium2-driver": "~1.1.1", // v1.1.1
        "behat/behat": "~2.5", // v2.5.5
        "behat/mink-extension": "~1.2.0", // v1.2.0
        "phpunit/phpunit": "~5.7.0", // 5.7.27
        "guzzle/guzzle": "~3.7" // v3.9.3
    }
}