Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Hosted by Adam Wathan.

72: Taylor Otwell - Testing Laravel Applications

In this episode, Adam is joined by Taylor Otwell the creator of Laravel to talk about their approaches to testing Laravel applications.

Topics include:

  • How their approaches have changed over time
  • Feature tests vs. unit tests, when to use each
  • Testing code that interacts with external services
  • Using fakes instead of mocks
  • Contract tests
  • Testing view data vs. rendered HTML


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