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Using MySQL for Testing (on Laravel)

Published on March 15, 2019 and filed under Software engineering
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by Tony Messias and will take

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When you are using a database in your feature tests, you might be tempted to use something like SQLite, an in-memory database, for either performance or practical reasons. In this article, we cover how you can use the same disk-based database as your production environment instead and achieve parity between your test environment and your production environment without sacrificing the speed and practicality of an in-memory database.
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Written by

Tony Messias

Also known as ‘that cat man’ or ‘that guy working with Kurt Cobain looking over his shoulder all the time’, this Brazilian developer never stops learning.

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