Category Archives: Unit Testing

Testing Laravel Controllers

There are a two main things that tripped me up while I was writing functional tests for my Laravel controllers: POST requests, and session state.

Laravel’s Controller class has the call() method, which essentially makes a GET request to a controller method. In order to make POST requests, it’s necessary to inject some extra parameters into the HttpFoundation components. To make this easier, I created a ControllerTestCase class with convenient get() and post() methods: (more…)