Migrating the Magento 2 test suite to Magento

One of the biggest weaknesses of Magento – if it’s possible to talk about weaknesses at all compared to other shop systems – is undoubtedly its lack of a PHPUnit test suite similar to the one that will be introduced with Magento 2. As Magento is currently unable to name a final completion date for Magento 2, Magento will almost certainly remain in use for projects for longer than originally expected. It seems that Magento has also reached this same conclusion because major advances have been realised over Versions CE 1.7.x and EE 1.12.x regarding testability with PHPUnit.

Probably every developer who has ever worked with Magento would agree that a test suite to automate checks of Magento’s basic functionality in the form of unit and integration tests is sorely missing. What’s more, own developments also need to be testable of course, both as standalones and interacting with the basic functionality. If we take a closer look at the Magento 2 test suite, Magento’s strategic direction for the next few years is clear. In view of the fact that quality is a key criterion for assessing Solution Partners, Magento will in future supply its development collaborators with the test suite and the Magento Automated Testing Guide – two tools to help achieve this vital quality boost and push up the Magento partner rating.

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