Dmitry Minkovsky Dmitry Minkovsky - 1 month ago 17
PHP Question

Can I mock an interface implementation with PHPUnit?

I've got an interface I'd like to mock. I know I can mock an implementation of that interface, but is there a way to just mock the interface?

<?php
require __DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php';

use My\Http\IClient as IHttpClient; // The interface
use My\SomethingElse\Client as SomethingElseClient;


class SomethingElseClientTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase {
public function testPost() {
$url = 'some_url';
$http_client = $this->getMockBuilder('Cpm\Http\IClient');
$something_else = new SomethingElseClient($http_client, $url);
}
}


What I get here is:

1) SomethingElseTest::testPost
Argument 1 passed to Cpm\SomethingElse\Client::__construct() must be an instance of
My\Http\IClient, instance of PHPUnit_Framework_MockObject_MockBuilder given, called in
$PATH_TO_PHP_TEST_FILE on line $NUMBER and defined


Interestingly, PHPUnit, mocked interfaces, and instanceof would suggest this might work.

Answer

Instead of

http_client = $this->getMockBuilder('Cpm\Http\IClient');

use

http_client = $this->getMock('Cpm\Http\IClient');

or

http_client = $this->getMockBuilder('Cpm\Http\IClient')->getMock();

Totally works!

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