I often run into situations when acceptance testing Laravel applications where a useful error message gets suppressed before reaching PHPUnit, making it difficult to track down what's going wrong.
In this quick screencast, I go over an example of how the problem has bitten me, and a neat solution that makes use of PHP 7's newly added anonymous classes.
You can check out the snippet from the screencast as well as an alternative solution for PHP 5 in this gist.
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