Summary and extra resources on automated testing, by Petr Heinz. Presented at code.talks commerce in Berlin on 5th April 2019.
5 Levels of Automated Testing
In Shopsys, we use 5-level Testing – the unit, functional, smoke, acceptance, and performance tests. This ensures that critical scenarios are covered and even inexperienced developers will be able to work with the product and avoid making errors.
|Lenght of execution||Difficulty of maintenance|
|Unit||results of method calls||isolate well-defined components||very fast||moderate|
|Functional||interoperability of services||code that is hard to unit test||fast||moderate|
|Smoke||HTTP status codes of requests||protection from unhandled exceptions||decent||very easy|
|Acceptance||end-to-end scenarios||business critical scenarios||slow||hard|
|Performance||response times with a large dataset||preventing collapse on production data load||very slow||depends|
More on Smoke Tests
Brief Introduction to Smoke Testing from SymfonyLive San Francisco
Check out a brief introduction (7 min) to smoke tests, which I presented at SymfonyLive San Francisco back in 2017.
Get HTTP smoke testing for your Symfony application
We prepared a package that enables you to do simple HTTP smoke testing of your Symfony application.
Check it out on GitHub
Feel free to join our webinar for devs where we show how to work with Shopsys Framework. It is completely free and takes about 2 hours.