In September we are celebrating the birthday of Accesto, this year we will turn 7. For me it's a double anniversary because a year ago in September I joined the team. Using this opportunity, I would like to summarize this period as well as show how our work looks like from the inside.
As important and critical unit tests are to our applications, functional testing of the front part should be a must part of any project too. At Accesto we use a combination of Selenium browser automation tool, Facebook's WebDriver and PHPUnit framework to make sure the user interface is working as expected from the day one.
We have the technical introduction covered in our previous post. Now let’s see how Docker helps to build, run and maintain an application.
If you are not familiar with containerization, then here are the most common benefits that make it worth digging deeper into this concept:
Writing a testable code of an application is as important as writing tests itself. While testing, besides S.O.L.I.D. (single responsibility, open-closed, Liskov substitution, interface segregation and dependency inversion - the five basic principles of object-oriented programming and design), compliance with the Law of Demeter may come in handy as well.
Two weeks ago, Symfony announced a new Dotenv component. I’m not sure if you know about it, but I’m sure you should!