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Codeception with Laravel 4

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To use codeception with Laravel 4

Install via composer

composer require "codeception/codeception:@stable"

Update composer if you add the require manually

composer update

Bootstrap codeception with the app directory path

codecept bootstrap app

Set the PhpBrowser url config in app/tests/acceptance.suite.yml

class_name:WebGuy modules:
        - PhpBrowser
        - WebHelper
            url: 'http://localhost:8888'

Move the codeception.yml file to the root directory otherwise you have to use the -c option to set the path on each call

mv app/codeception.yml codeception.yml

Adjust the paths in codeception.yml to reference app/tests

    tests: app/tests
    log: app/tests/_log
    data: app/tests/_data
    helpers: app/tests/_helpers

Test away

Written by admin

July 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Laravel,PHP

Add vendor/bin to your path for use with composer

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In your .bashrc file on OSX add

export PATH=vendor/bin:$PATH

Then you can call codeception if composer installed using the short version of just the name


instead of


Written by admin

June 4th, 2013 at 9:18 am

Posted in Codeception,OSX,PHP

Quick tip: Codeigniter config for index.php when using .htaccess

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Can across this the other day by dhorrigan on forrst.com

It checks for .htaccess file and if not found uses index.php

$config['index_page'] = is_file(FCPATH . '.htaccess') ? '' : 'index.php';

Written by daveganley

September 21st, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Posted in Codeigniter,PHP

Codeigniter 2.0 configurable profiler + some jQuery magic to show/hide

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The new CI 2.0 Profiler has configurable sections + 2 new additional sections (http_headers and config).

You’ll need to edit application/config/profiler.php

<?php  if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Profiler Sections
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------
| This file lets you determine whether or not various sections of Profiler
| data are displayed when the Profiler is enabled.
| Please see the user guide for info:
|	http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/general/profiling.html

$config['benchmarks'] 		= TRUE;
$config['get'] 				= TRUE;
$config['memory_usage'] 	= TRUE;
$config['post'] 			= TRUE;
$config['uri_string']		= TRUE;
$config['controller_info']	= TRUE;
$config['queries'] 			= TRUE;
$config['http_headers'] 	= TRUE;
$config['config'] 			= TRUE;

/* End of file profiler.php */
/* Location: ./application/config/profiler.php */

I previously used a modified version of MY_Profiler from dragffy.com. I modified it to add a button to the top of the page that would show or hide the profiler when needed and could also hide the profiler button totally.

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Written by daveganley

May 4th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Codeigniter,PHP

Quick and easy block commenting for testing

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To save time commenting and uncommenting during development we use a little trick with the comment block that allows us to add or remove a single character ‘\’ to comment/uncomment a block.


/* */
Block of code
/* */


/* *\/
Block of code
/* */

Quick and simple time saver

Written by daveganley

April 21st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Posted in PHP

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