Setting up a development environment for Thirty Bees

  • I am trying to set up a development environment for Thirty Bees.

    As far as I am aware of, I have succesfully set up Vagrant, Xdebug and PhpStorm 😉

    But I have not been able to figure out how to install PHPUnit (Do I need it?).

    So I am currently stucked with this error message:


    Can someone guide me in the right direction?

  • No, you don’t need PHPUnit. We are also not using it directly, so I have no idea where you’ve got that from?

    We are using Codeception ( instead, which uses PHPUnit for some tests, but there is no interaction with PHPUnit directly. I see that you have a recent enough PhpStorm version for Codeception. They claim that you can easily use Codeception within Phpstorm:
    but I haven’t had enough time to figure that out, yet.

  • Thanks for the tip, Michael. I will look into codeception. But if you don’t use PhpStorm, which IDE do you then use?

  • I use PHPstorm

  • I am trying to set up a development environment for Thirty Bees.

    sudo apt-get install apache2 php-fpm mysql geany git gitk

    So far I felt no need for all this fancy stuff. Testsuite runs off the command line, but is not really needed.

  • It was actually not my intention to start using a test framework. I just want to use a debugger.

    Regarding the PHPUnit error I had used a wrong run/debug configuration.

    Now I have set it up like shown below. It’s probably not quite correct, so a few hints would be nice.



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