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NetBeans IDE and Yii projects
IDE, Selenium, PHPUnit, XDebug, NetBeans
This page is created to supply short directions and general tips for managing a
Yii application in NetBeans IDE.

## Testing

To run functional tests and unit tests in Yii, recommended is installing PHPUnit
and SeleniumRC.

- Install PHPUnit
  - Follow [the official version 3.6 installation
  - Open "Tools > Options > PHP > Unit Testing" and set the
correct path to the launch script. This is phpunit.bat in Windows and usually
/usr/bin/phpunit in Linux.
- Install SeleniumRC by getting the NetBeans plugin
  - Open "Tools > Plugins > Available Plugins"
  - Install "Selenium Module for PHP"
- Configure project options
  - Open "File > Project properties > Sources" and set
"Test Folder" to \[PROJECT ROOT\]/protected/tests (If the whole
project testing doesn't work, try \[PROJECT ROOT\]/protected/tests/unit)
  - Open "File > Project properties > PHPUnit" and set "Use
Bootstrap" to \[PROJECT ROOT\]/protected/tests/bootstrap.php, and "Use
XML Configuration" to \[PROJECT ROOT\]/protected/tests/phpunit.xml

#### Usage:
- Test whole project: Alt+F6
- Test single file: Shift-F6
- Check code coverage (right click project > Code Coverage)

## Code completion

To get context sensitive code completion, follow these steps:

- Include Yii folder (outside project directory)
  - Open "File > Project properties > PHP Include Path" and add
the Yii framework root path
- Ignore yiilite.php to avoid doubled/missing documentation
  - Open "Tools > Options > Miscellaneous > Files"
  - Add to the front of "Files Ignored by the IDE" the file
  - Restart NetBeans
- In your code, you'll most likely want to have code completion for class
methods/properties for objects passed in the global namespace to
"current" file your editing. For example, when a controller object is
being passed into a view file. To have code completion in this case, you have to
tell the IDE what's the class of this object. This is achieved by adding a
simple comment line (a 1 line php doc block) declaring the class of the object.
This comment should be placed in a line before using this object, with no new
empty lines in between. For example, in the code section below, which is part of
some view file, adding the comment makes the IDE think that $this is of type
YourController, and adds code completion accordingly:
/* @var $this YourController */
$this->getSomeProValue(); // whatever method/prop.

For above and many more reasons, Yii core files should be kept **outside**
project directory and anywhere outside any web-accessible directory. I.e. if you
keep your project files in Apache's _httpd_ directory, it is wise to create a
new dir (called _yii_, _framewore_ or sth. like that) in the same level of
dirtree (inside Apache main folder, **not** in _httpd_ dir!) and put Yii core
files there. If you do that, you have to include Yii folder in _Include Path_,
as it is written above.

#### Usage:
- Typing suggestions: Ctrl-Space
- Show Function parameters: Ctrl-P
- Comment your own code with PHPDoc style. [Here's a good

## Debugging

- Include the Xdebug extension for PHP (should already be available):
  - In php.ini enable (remove trailing comment semicolon sign - ;) these
settings: <pre>zend_extension =
       xdebug.remote_enable = 1
       xdebug.remote_handler = "dbgp"
       xdebug.remote_host = "localhost"
       xdebug.remote_port = 9000</pre>

#### Usage:
- Debug project: Ctrl-F5
- Use breakpoints, walk through running code, and watch variables and objects in
real-time. :)
- If you want to stop the debugger from pausing on the first line for every
request, simply turn that "feature" off by clicking: Tools >
Options > PHP > Debugging > Stop at First Line (uncheck) 

# Test Driven Design with Netbeans
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