Setting up PHPUnit for a PHP Project

In this article we will see how to setup PHPUnit for a PHP project. There are two methods by which we can use PHPUnit in a project.

Method1 : With PHAR file

1. Download PHAR file for the latest version of PHPUnit at https://phar.phpunit.de/phpunit-7.0.phar

2. Rename the downloaded PHPUnit phar file

$mv phpunit-7.0.phar phpunit

3. Copy the downloaded PHPUnit phar file to the directory /usr/local/bin

$sudo cp phpunit /usr/local/bin

4. Checking phpunit is working

$sudo phpunit --version

The setup is success, if the above command is returning the given below message :

PHPUnit 7.0.3 by Sebastian Bergmann and contributors.

Method2 : With Composer

1. Download the composer installer to the root directory of the project

The installer can be downloaded at https://getcomposer.org/installer

2. Execute the installer in terminal with the given below command

$php installer

This will download the file composer.phar to the root directory of the project

3. Adding the PHPUnit library to this project

$php composer.phar require --dev phpunit/phpunit

This will download the latest version of PHPUnit to the directory vendor

4. Checking phpunit is working

$./vendor/bin/phpunit --version

The setup is success, if the above command is returning the given below message :

PHPUnit 7.0.3 by Sebastian Bergmann and contributors.

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