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Modern PHP Testing for everyone

Codeception is a modern full-stack testing framework for PHP. Inspired by BDD, it provides you an absolutely new way of writing acceptance, functional and even unit tests. Powered by PHPUnit.

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At Codeception we are glad to receive contributions from the community. If you want to send additions or fixes to the code or the documentation please check the Contributing guide.

At a Glance

Describe what you test and how you test it. Use PHP to write descriptions faster.

Run tests and see what actions were taken and what results were seen.

Sample acceptance test


$I = new FunctionalTester($scenario);
$I->wantTo('create wiki page');
$I->see('New Page');
$I->submitForm('form#new_page', array('title' => 'Tree of Life Movie Review','body' => "Next time don't let Hollywood create art-house!"));
$I->see('page created'); // notice generated
$I->see('Tree of Life Movie Review','h1'); // head of page of is our title
$I->seeInCurrentUrl('pages/tree-of-life-movie-review'); // slug is generated
$I->seeInDatabase('pages', array('title' => 'Tree of Life Movie Review')); // data is stored in database

For unit testing you can stay on classic PHPUnit tests, as Codeception can run them too.


Documentation on Github

Documentation is currently included within the project. Look for it in the 'docs' directory.



Download codecept.phar

Copy it into your project.

You can also make Codeception an executable and it put it into your $PATH, for instance:

wget http://codeception.com/codecept.phar

chmod +x codecept.phar

sudo mv codecept.phar /usr/local/bin/codecept

You can then run Codecept in the command line using: codecept bootstrap, codecept run, etc

Run CLI utility:

php codecept.phar


php composer.phar require "codeception/codeception"

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Getting Started

If you successfully installed Codeception, run this command:

codecept bootstrap

this will create a default directory structure and default test suites

See Documentation for more information.



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