Asatru PHP utilizes PHPUnit in order to perform tests. Tests shall be located in the app/tests directory. A test file has to have the postfix ‚Test‘. For example if you have the test „Example“ then the file must be named „ExampleTest.php“ and the class of the test case must be named „ExampleTest“.

A test case class should be derived from Asatru\Testing\Test class. This way your test is well suited for testing your application so you can also test your routes.

For testing the .env is not parsed, but instead a .env.testing which you have to create. The APP_DEBUG is ignored because for testing it is forced to true.

If you want to test a route you can simply call

Asatru\Testing\Test::route($type, $url, $data)

Type is the type of request, e.g. POST or GET. The URL is the same as someone would type it in your browser (without domain names, port or protocol). Data is an array where you can set GET and POST data. For instance:

    "GET" => array("somevar" => somevalue), 
    "POST" => array("somevar" => somevalue)


$result = Asatru\Testing\Test::route('GET', '/my/route', array(
    'GET' => array('value' => 'Hello World'))

//Now you can do assertions with $result. It contains the data that
//has been returned by the controller action.

You can use the Asatru CLI to create a new test case:

php asatru make:test example

This will generate the following testcase:


    Testcase for Test Example

use PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase;

 * This class holds your test methods
class ExampleTest extends Asatru\Testing\Test

You can then add your test methods:

class ExampleTest extends Asatru\Testing\Test
    public function testExample()
        //Just an example

Refer to the documentation of PHPUnit in order to get to know how to make assertions.

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