In a new tutorial on NetTuts+, Zizaco Zizuini wrote an advanced first tutorial titled “Testing like a Boss in Laravel” :
Version 4 of Laravel offers serious improvements in relation to testing, when compared to its previous release. This is the first article of a series that will cover how to write tests for Laravel 4 applications. We’ll begin the series by discussing model testing.
In this tutorial Zizaco used in-memory database to quickly execute tests against a database. This tutorial assume that you are familiar with Unit testing and already understand the advantages, and are hoping to learn how best to write and organize your tests in Laravel 4. Newbies should check this guide to test driven development.