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Laravel Application with Advanced Codeception tests.

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You can setup this sample manually or use Vagrant to automatically set up a development environment for you.


  • Clone repo
  • Create your .env file from the example file: cp .env.testing .env
  • Install composer dependencies: composer install
  • Create databases by creating the following files:
    • storage/database.sqlite
    • storage/testing.sqlite
  • Run the following commands:
    • php artisan migrate
    • php artisan migrate --database=sqlite_testing
  • Server: run php -S localhost:8000 -t public
  • Browse to localhost:8000/posts


  • Clone repo
  • Cd into the cloned directory
  • Install git submodules: git submodule update --init --recursive
    • you can also add the --recursive flag to the git clone command to skip this step
  • Run vagrant up

To SSH into the machine to run your tests, run vagrant ssh. You can access the app on the guest VM under

To test

Run Codeception, installed via Composer

./vendor/bin/codecept build
./vendor/bin/codecept run


Please check out /tests folder for some good test examples provided.


Demonstrates tests with PhpBrowser and Codeception Chrome plugin:

API Tests

Demonstrates functional testing of API using REST and Laravel5 modules connected, with

  • partial json inclusion in response
  • GET/POST/PUT/DELETE requests
  • check changes inside database

Functional Tests

Demonstrates testing of CRUD application with

  • PageObjects
  • authentication (by user, credentials, http auth)
  • usage of session variables
  • routes
  • creating and checking records in database
  • testing of form errors

Seeds Tests

Just seed the DB and test if records are there. For integration testing

Unit Tests

Various scenarios for Unit tests with Cest Cept. Shows how to properly test even controllers and mock dependencies