Jan. 26, 2017, 11 p.m.
By : Eric A. Scuccimarra
I just upgraded one of my projects to Laravel 5.4 and I immediately had some issues with PHPUnit tests. They changed the testing framework in the new release, and you will need to alter any existing tests that use browser testing accordingly. This is all documented in the upgrade notes under the testing section.
After making the changes listed in the documentation most of my tests ran fine, but I still had one that kept giving me an error I couldn't figure out:
Fatal error: Class 'BrowserKitTest' not found
I copied over the code from tests that were working into the file with the error and the exact same code that was working in one file was giving me this error in a file with a different name, which was very frustrating, to say the least. After a little bit of trial and error I came up with a way to fix this issue, which was simply to rename the file. The original name of the file was BlogTest.php, but when I rename it to CBlogTest.php it works fine. My guess as to why this is is that it loads the php files in the /tests directory in alphabetical order and it couldn't find the class BrowserKitTest until it had loaded that file. I assume this is because I have upgraded from 5.3, and the new BrowserKitTest.php file needs to be added to some autoload file somewhere.
I'll post more thoughts about Laravel 5.4 after I've had some time to mess around with it. So far, other than this one issue, all my code has worked fine after upgrading.
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