Phactory is an alternative to using database fixtures in your PHP unit tests. Instead of maintaining a separate XML file of data, you define a blueprint for each table, and then create as many different objects as you need.
Phactory was inspired by Factory Girl.
- Define default values for your table rows once with Phactory::define(), then easily create objects in that table with a call to Phactory::create().
- Create associations between your defined tables, and the objects will automatically be associated in the database upon creation.
- Use sequences to create unique values for each successive object you create.
- PHP >= 5.3
- Each table must have a single integer primary key for associations to work.