Mocking Public Static Methods

Static methods are not called on real objects, so normal mock objects can’t mock them. Mockery supports class aliased mocks, mocks representing a class name which would normally be loaded (via autoloading or a require statement) in the system under test. These aliases block that loading (unless via a require statement - so please use autoloading!) and allow Mockery to intercept static method calls and add expectations for them.

See the Aliasing section for more information on creating aliased mocks, for the purpose of mocking public static methods.