Make use of Gulp¶
Of cause you can run the tests and validate the code manually, but there is a also more elegant way: Arcella supports Gulp with automates and enhances the workflow. And there are a lot of useful standard tasks included with Arcella. The most simple way is just to execute the default task and then gulp will run all tests, validate the code and watch if something changes. And if you make some changes to the code it will automatically run all the tests and validate all the code again. Pretty awsome, isn’t it?
cd ~/webroot/arcella gulp
Run the tests¶
As Arcella uses PHPUnit for testing it’s quite easy to run the tests. Just navigate to the project folder, e.g. ~/webroot/arcella and run PHPunit.
cd ~/webroot/arcella php vendor/bin/phpunit
Or do the same thing with Gulp:
cd ~/webroot/arcella gulp test
Validate the code¶
To make sure that our code does not violate the Symfony coding standards we’re using PHPCodeSniffer that automatically detects violations to these coding standards.
cd ~/webroot/arcella php vendor/bin/phpcs src -v --standard=Symfony2
Or make use of Gulp for this task:
cd ~/webroot/arcella gulp validate
If this command fails with an error, saying that the Symfony2 coding standard is not available than just add it with the following command: