I need some guidance. I have looked over the PHP site and don't see any
hints about using PHP interpreters for unit testing. I would like to
know if this idea has any chance of working.

I want to set up the development and build machines with PHP
interpreters to do automated unit tests. Because we use PostgreSQL, I
want to set up those boxes without any Postgres libraries and substitute
FIT test stubs in their place.

1. I have to use MS-Windows as my development platform. Currently I have
XP-Pro with NetBeans 6.5.1. I have played with Eclipse and Komodo
Editor, which remain as possible options. I need a PHP interpreter that
will allow me to write and debug FIT tests for functions already in use,
as well as new code that I write or modify.

2. The production server is RHEL ES 5 with Apache 2 and PostgreSQL. I
cannot make any changes to this platform.

3. The build machine is running Fedora Core (version unknown), also with
Apache and PostgreSQL installed as it is also used for integration
testing. I want to change this to remove the Postgres libraries so they
can be replaced with the FIT back end. Integration testing would require
a separate server which would also solve some other QA issues we have.
We currently do both development and QA testing on this box, releasing a
set of RPM files to production once they have been run through the

Is this a reasonable plan?

Where can I find PHP interpreters for MS-Windows and FC that will
support this?

Thank you,

Bob McConnell

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