Functional testing with Phantom Mochachino

I previously wrote about the internals of Mocha. The reason that I was intrigued by the inner workings of Mocha was because I was in the process of building a functional testing tool - Phantom Mochachino.

Phantom Mochachino is an extension of Mocha which works with the PhantomJS headless web browser to offer an end to end functional testing utility. A detailled explanation of how you can get started using Phantom Mochachino is found at the link above.

I am a big fan of PHP, and the site that I built Phantom Mocachino for is written in PHP. As such I wrote a PHP script to run my functional tests with.

I am sharing my implementation to demonstrate how you can use Phantom Mochachino to make functional testing fun.

<?php

$testRunner = "FunctionalTestRunner.js";

$testFiles = array(
	'RegisterTest.js' => array(
		'paths' => array(
			'/account/register'
		),
		'useCookies' => true,
		'argumentsVar' => 'loginArguments'
	),
	'LoginTest.js' => array(
		'paths' => array(
			'/account/login'
		),
		'useCookies' => true,
		'argumentsVar' => 'loginArguments'
	),
	'DoActionsTest.js' => array(
		'paths' => array(
			'do/actions'
		),
		'useCookies' => true
	),
);

while (true) {

	$loginArguments = array(
		'username' => substr(md5(rand()), 0, 7), //random username
		'password' => 'password'
	);

	foreach ($testFiles as $testFile => $dataArray) {

		echo "\n";
		echo ">> PHP TEST RUNNER - NEW FILE \n";
		echo ">> RUNNING " . $testFile . "\n" ;
		echo "\n";

		$testPaths = $dataArray['paths'];

		foreach ($testPaths as $path) {

			echo "\n";
			echo ">> Against " . $path . "\n";
			echo "\n";

			$commandParts = array();
			$commandParts[] = "phantomjs";

			if ($dataArray["useCookies"]) {
				$commandParts[] = "--cookies-file=cookies.txt";
			}

			$commandParts[] = $testRunner;

			$commandParts[] = $testFile;
			$commandParts[] = $path;

			if (isset($dataArray['argumentsVar'])) {
				$arguments = ${$dataArray['argumentsVar']};

				if (count($arguments) > 0) {
					foreach ($arguments as $argument) {
						$commandParts[] = $argument;
					}
				}
			}

			$command = join(" ", $commandParts);

			passthru($command, $response);

		}
	}

	echo "\n";
	echo ">> Sleeping for 10 seconds";
	echo "\n";

	sleep(10);
}

Thomas Clowes

Thomas Clowes

I am a 28 year old software engineer from the United Kingdom. During the day I build multi platform applications. In my spare time I eat food and run marathons. Sometimes I write angry tweets.