TDD is cool right ? PHPUnit implementation in Laravel is so great that it makes TDD even cooler.
When building your application you may wonder : did I test everything ?? And how can I make sure that everything is tested ?
That's where PHPUnit Code Coverage is fantastic.
In Laravel Homestead however it is not that easy to setup. Running
phpunit --coverage-html testReport/ will probably give you an error at first. What you need is to install XDebug !
Let's do that :
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install php-xdebug
Now edit Xdebug config file...
sudo nano /etc/php/7.1/fpm/conf.d/20-xdebug.ini
And make sure you have this setup :
zend_extension=xdebug.so xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_connect_back = 1 xdebug.remote_port = 9000 xdebug.max_nesting_level = 250
Finally, restart and activate !
sudo service php7.0-fpm restart
sudo phpenmod -s cli xdebug
Now everything should be good ;)