Rethinking Mocking: DIY Approach vs. Frameworks on examples in PHP and Typescript

In the landscape of software testing, the choice between a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to mocking or utilizing mocking frameworks is a pivotal decision for programmers. While mocking is indispensable for code reliability, its overuse or incorrect implementation can introduce complexities and fragilities within test suites. This article navigates the balance between leveraging mocks effectively and avoiding common pitfalls, including the dangers of writing mocks in a suboptimal manner.

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