Using the Pest testing framework in Symfony

Testing your code is very important as a software developer. It not only helps you prevent bugs when you’re adding or changing features, but a good test suite also gives you and your customers a lot of confidence in the stability of the product.

Testing in Symfony is fairly easy using the symfony/phpunit-bridge package. You’ll write classes containing your tests and run them, no problem. But creating the classes adds a lot of boilerplate code. What if I told you it’s possible to get rid of a lot of boilerplate code and have a nice and elegant way of writing your tests as if you’re writing an English sentence? This is where Pest comes in!

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Integrating Keycloak with API Platform

Securing your API endpoints is very important to prevent unauthorized access to your systems. But how do you do this efficiently? Are you going to build a user management system from scratch? Let me introduce you to Keycloak and how to integrate it with API Platform.

What is Keycloak?

Keycloak is an open source server for identity and access management. It has a lot of awesome features which saves us, developers, from building user management tooling and login and registration systems.

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Adding functionality to the app (Part 6)

In the previous part we’ve created a basic mobile app using React Native and the Expo framework. We’ve added login functionality and setup the router for our app. In this part we’re going add a registration screen and handle user activation using deeplinks.

The user registration screen

Let’s start by creating a user registration screen. This will be a very basic form for this series with just 4 input fields and a button. We’ll need the user’s first name, last name, email address and a password for the account.

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Setting up React Native (Part 5)

In the last part of this series we’ve finished our API for our stock portfolio. Today we’re going to start building our mobile app using React Native. We’ll start by setting up a new project using React Native, after which we’ll implement a basic login screen with login logic. This will cover the full spectrum, from building screens to calling our API for logging in.

Set up React Native

Install Expo

To make development with React Native a bit easier we’re going to use a framework called Expo. This framework consists of a set of tools to make developing, building and releasing React Native apps a lot easier.

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