Codeception 2.4 released

Published on February 27, 2018

Hello everyone! We’d like to announce the immediate availability of Codeception 2.4.0.

This follows up the PHPUnit release and mostly contains compatibility fixes for PHPUnit 7. Internal usage of PHPUnit in Codeception was switched to new namespaced class names. This doesn’t break any public APIs but can break some setups. That’s why this is a minor release with a proper announcement. Please upgrade and unless you have some PHPUnit version conflict you should not experience any issues.

Upgrade Notice: If you have tests extending PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase (old-style names) you have two options:

  • Lock version for PHPUnit in composer.json: "phpunit/phpunit":"^5.0.0"
  • Update your codebase to extend tests from Codeception\Test\Unit (which won’t be changed in future).

Codeception 2.4.0 is a stability release. We dropped unmaintained PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5. But we keep compatibility with PHP 5.6 so if your company still uses PHP 5 (and we understand business reasons) you can install this update too. Codeception is still going to be maintained with PHP 5.6 compatibility in mind. We don’t break API just for the sake of clean code. We try to make things reliable.

In the same Codeception 2.3.9 is released, so if you want to get the latest changes and you still use old PHP, upgrade to this version.

In Codeception 2.4 you will also find new hooks for Cest files:

  • _passed is called when a test inside Cest is successful
  • _failed is called for unsuccessful tests
  • _after is called at the end of a test for both cases.

Previously _after hook worked as _passed and that behavior was confusing. This was changed so it can be potentially a breaking change as well.

See changelog for the complete list of fixes and improvements.

Thanks to all our contributors who made this release happen!

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