Last updated October 22, 2018

In order to run tests, your Drupal site needs additional development requirements installed using Composer.

By default, when you download Drupal as a zip file or tarball, these packages will not be installed, since they're used for development purposes.

In this tutorial, we'll walk through the steps to make sure we've got Composer available. Next we'll install the dependencies. Then we'll talk about why you shouldn't have development dependencies available on your production site. Thankfully, Composer can help make this easy to manage.