A simple extension for writing A/B Tests in Yii2.
This extension does not include the hooks for various programs, but does allow you to
list() so you can quickly
add it to your analytics code.
Simply include it from composer:
php ./composer.phar require sammaye/yii2-abtest:"@stable"
Adding it to your configuration ¶
Easiest thing is to just show an example of my configuration:
'test' => [ 'class' => 'sammaye\abtest\Test', 'filter' => [ 'rules' => [ [ 'allow' => false, 'roles' => ['staff'] ] ] ], 'tests' => [ [ 'name' => 'Beta Search', 'values' => ['old', 'new'], 'default' => 'new' ] ] ],
The configuration breaks down into two parameters:-
tests is required.
filter allows you to use the
AccessControl like you would on any controller and
provide a set of rules whereby the tests should not take effect.
'allow' => false filter is matched the test will return the
default parameter from the test you are looking at
and will not not record it in
This way, when you come to
list() at the end of the page to push onwards for analytics, these tests will not appear in that list.
Using it ¶
Once it is fully configured you can just use it to detect which path a user takes:
This function will return either
new depending on whether I am a staff member or lady random chooses me.
In order to add it to your analytics code you need to list all active tests and their values:
This will then print out a list of (for me):
[ 'Old Search' => 'new' ]
So, the key is name of the test and the value is the selected variant of the test.