2 days


Unit Testing Training
with Codeception

Effective testing of business expectations
2 days workshop from Codeception founders

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Most unit testing tutorials just show how to start writing basic unit tests. However, implementing unit tests in large enterprise architecture can’t be that simple. This training will guide you from basics to advanced, introducing students to unit, functional, and integration testing concepts.

Unit tests check system components individually, and integration tests act as concrete to verify integration between different parts of a system. Functional tests run on top of a PHP framework (Laravel, Symfony, Zend, Yii) and cover the system from the upside using public interfaces. We will also cover TDD, BDD, ATDD concepts to learn how to build tests before the code and design a scalable and testable application first.

We will have Codeception as the only tool to incorporate all levels of testing and provide a highly effective API for writing and maintaining PHP tests.

Target audience
Course type
2 days
Course duration
10 persons
Average amount in a group
Course level
Theory / practice
Onsite, online
500€ 700€
Fee per participant

Workshop agenda

General overview

General overview

– The purpose of automated testing
– Testing styles: blackbox and whitebox testing
– Different testing levels: unit / integration / functional
– Business specification to drive a test
– Testing domain logic
Testable Code & Architecture

Testable Code & Architecture

– Unit test for pure functions
– Writing testable code
– Test Driven Development (TDD)
– Data Providers
– Managing test dependencies
– Mocks and stubs
– Cyclomatic complexity and unit tests
– Refactoring legacy code
Integration & Unit Testing

Integration & Unit Testing

– How to prioritize what to test
– Testing business logic
– Integration tests vs. Unit tests: when each of them is used
– Handling external services in integration tests
– Test data management: factories and fixtures
– Collecting code coverage
API & Controller Testing

API & Controller Testing

– Controller Testing with Functional Tests
– REST API testing as functional tests
– Writing readable test scenarios
– Extending Codeception


We expect experienced PHP developers, middle & senior levels.

– PHP 7.0+ with Xdebug installed
– Git client
– Composer
– JetBrains PhpStorm or Netbeans as IDE
– Codeception

Our company works according to the principle of individual approach to every client. This method lets us get success in problems of all levels.

– Create unit test using TDD approach
– Build unit and integration tests for user registration
– Implement integration tests for a real application
– Functional tests for Laravel-based application
– REST API functional tests for Laravel-based application


Michael Bodnarchuk

Codeception founder and tech consultant.

Michael works for Codeception, CodeceptJS, and other open-source projects aimed to automate testing and make it easy and fun. By developing this product, he gathered experience from a wide range of companies and individuals who use Codeception.

He always tries to show the complete picture of testing. He believes that tests should be easy to read, write, and maintain.

Michael is also a frequent speaker at PHP (Dutch PHP, PHP Benelux, …) and Test Automation conferences.


10% discount for groups of 8 people or more

    Within one week after the application, you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved. A maximum of 12 participants will be accepted.

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