Testing environment setup

Yii 2 has officially maintained integration with Codeception testing framework that allows you to create the following test types:

  • Unit - verifies that a single unit of code is working as expected;
  • Functional - verifies scenarios from a user's perspective via browser emulation;
  • Acceptance - verifies scenarios from a user's perspective in a browser.

Yii provides ready to use test sets for all three test types in both yii2-basic and yii2-advanced project templates.

Codeception comes preinstalled with both basic and advanced project templates. In case you are not using one of these templates, Codeception could be installed by issuing the following console commands:

composer require codeception/codeception
composer require codeception/specify
composer require codeception/verify