Learn To Test Like A Grumpy Programmer (The Course)
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This course includes 1 attempt.

In this course long-time PHP testing evangelist shares with you his thoughts on what you need to know in order to write effective tests for your PHP code. In a series of videos (that you can keep!) watch him create tests from scratch, showing how he uses Test-Driven Development to guide the design. Follow along as he shows you three different ways of handling dependencies in your tests. Take some notes as he explains high-level concepts surrounding the entire testing process.

Use the quizzes that come with each video to reinforce what you’ve learned each step of the way.

By the end of the course you will be ready to take what you've learned here and apply it to your own code base. Believe Chris when he tells you that you will Learn To Test Like A Grumpy Programmer


Course Material

  • Introduction
  • High-Level Testing Concepts
  • Notes
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    Quiz 11 attempt allowed
  • Your First Unit Test
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    Quiz 21 attempt allowed
  • Test Doubles in Action
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    Quiz 31 attempt allowed
  • Links
  • Wrapping It Up


    • Chris Hartjes has been helping teams try and produce fewer bugs in production since 1998 with a recent focus on tools and test automation in PHP and Python.

      He lives in the snowy wilds of Lucan, Ontario, Canada,

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