Codeception Automated Testing


We start with a simple test:

php codecept.phar generate:cept acceptance Welcome

Make sure you set these values in tests/acceptance.suite.yml

class_name: AcceptanceTester

env:
  chrome:
       modules:
        enabled:
          - WebDriver
        config:
          WebDriver:
            url: 'http://www.google.com'
            host: 'hub.testingbot.com'
            port: 80
            browser: chrome
            capabilities:
              'client_key': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'client_secret': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'platform' : 'Windows'
              'name': 'Sample Codeception Tests'

  firefox:
       modules:
        enabled:
          - WebDriver
        config:
          WebDriver:
            url: 'http://www.google.com'
            host: 'hub.testingbot.com'
            port: 80
            browser: firefox
            capabilities:
              'client_key': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'client_secret': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'platform': LINUX
              'name': 'Sample Codeception Tests'

Now we can run a basic example where we search for TestingBot on Google:

<?php

$I = new AcceptanceTester($scenario);
$I->wantTo('Search TestingBot on Google');
$I->amOnPage('/');
$I->see('Google');
$I->fillField('q', 'TestingBot');
$I->click('btnG');
$I->see('TestingBot');

?>

Additional settings can be found on the Codeception WebDriver Module page.

Configuring capabilities

To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.


To see how to do this please select a combination of browser version and platform in the drop-down menus below


1. Select a Platform
2. Select a Browser


Reporting Test Results

As TestingBot has no way to dermine whether your test passed or failed (it is determined by your business logic), we offer a way to send the test status back to TestingBot. This is useful if you want to see if a test succeeded or failed from the TestingBot member area.


We've created an extension for Codeception: testingbot/codeception-extension


By including this in your tests, Codeception will automatically send back test-meta data to TestingBot (test name, success/failure, ...)


Testing Internal/Staged Websites

We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.


The example below shows how to easily run a Codeception test with our Tunnel:


1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to localhost:4445/wd/hub. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.


This way your test will go securily through the tunnel to TestingBot and back. Edit the configuration in 'tests/acceptance.suite.yml':


class_name: AcceptanceTester

env:
  chrome:
       modules:
        enabled:
          - WebDriver
        config:
          WebDriver:
            url: 'http://www.google.com'
            host: 'localhost'
            port: 4445
            browser: chrome
            capabilities:
              'client_key': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'client_secret': 'REPLACE_ME'
              'platform' : 'Windows'
              'name': 'Sample Codeception Tests'

Other Options

We offer many other test options, for example: disable video recording, specifying a custom Firefox Profile, loading Chrome/Firefox/Safari extensions, running an executable before your test starts, uploading files, ...
See our list of test options for a full list of options to customize your tests.

Parallel Testing

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.


Queueing

Every plan we provide comes with a limit of concurrent VMs (how many tests you can run in parallel).
For example: if you have a plan with 5 concurrent VMs, it is possible to start more tests. TestingBot will queue the additional tests and run the tests as soon as slots become available.


Please see CodeCeption Parallel Execution Docs for more information on how to run tests in parallel with Robo

Pick a PHP test framework

  • Behat/Mink

    Behat is a BDD framework which runs on PHP
    Mink is used for its browser emulation and works nicely together with Behat.

  • PHPUnit

    PHPUnit is the most popular unit testing framework for PHP.
    It comes with good Selenium WebDriver support and is easy to set up.

  • Codeception

    Codeception is a BDD-styled PHP testing framework.
    This testing framework offers good Selenium support.

  • SimpleTest

    SimpleTest is a framework for unit testing, web site testing and mock objects for PHP.