Most examples make testing look pretty easy.
When I was first learning how to test, every example I could find made it seem fairly straightforward.
"Assert 5+5 equals 10? Sure, piece of cake!"
But as soon as I tried to test a real application, I was paralyzed.
"What's the very first test I'm supposed to write for this brand new app?"
"How do I test that this email gets sent?"
"What about this code that needs to talk to the Stripe API?"
Simple examples are fine for learning the basics, but I wanted to know how to apply this stuff to real products that I was actually building on the job.
Test-Driven Laravel is the course I wish I had.
Earlier this year I published a screencast that walked through how I get the ball rolling when using TDD to build a brand new application:
Test-Driven Laravel takes all of the ideas that I've had to piece together and refine myself, and bundles them up into a comprehensive video course.
It's everything I know about testing, consolidated into a single resource that you can work through in just a few days.
Together we'll build TicketBeast, a platform for local concert promoters to sell tickets to their events.
Local promoters can sign up, connect their Stripe account, and start adding concerts.
When a concert is ready to be promoted, they can share a public link to their concert page via social media, add it to a Facebook event page, etc.
Concert goers who visit this link can buy tickets to the show and have them delivered via email.
On the back end, concert promoters can do things like:
We'll build the entire application using TDD every step of the way, and you'll have access to all of the source code to pour over when we're finished.
"Definitely sign up for Adam's upcoming course. Highly recommended."
Jeffrey Way, creator of Laracasts