rr. rr. - 7 months ago 144
PHP Question

PHPUnit Mock Objects and Static Methods

I am looking for the best way to go about testing the following static method (specifically using a Doctrine Model):

class Model_User extends Doctrine_Record
public static function create($userData)
$newUser = new self();

Ideally, I would use a mock object to ensure that "fromArray" (with the supplied user data) and "save" were called, but that's not possible as the method is static.

Any suggestions?


Sebastian Bergmann, the author of PHPUnit, recently had a blog post about Stubbing and Mocking Static Methods. With PHPUnit 3.5 and PHP 5.3 as well as consistent use of late static binding, you can do


Update: staticExpects is deprecated as of PHPUnit 3.8 and will be removed completely with later versions.