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How to convert a PHPUnit Testsuite to Pest

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 2 minute read

While recording videos for the Testing Laravel video course, I became a big fan of Pest, a test runner that tries to optimize the developer experience. I'm now using Pest as the default for testing new packages and projects.

I've also converted a couple of existing testsuites from PHPUnit to Pest. Luckily, this is a very easy process. In this video I'll show you how to get started. You'll see that it only takes a couple of minutes.

Instead of doing the conversion manually, you could opt to let Laravel Shift convert a PHPUnit testsuite to Pest automatically.

In our course, that are a couple of videos that touch upon specific Pest features:

In this stream on YouTube, you can see my rehearsal in preparation of this video.

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