I am currently crafting a brief tutorial on testing using PhpStorm, CakePHP and my recent experiences in running a project with this setup. However, running CakePHP unit tests from within the PhpStorm IDE was driving me to despair until Maarten Balliauw came to my rescue. He has made a blog post explaining how to hook the PhpStorm and CakePHP unit tests together. I can verify that it works well and I have run hundreds of tests. If you are working with CakePHP and PhpStorm, you should read Maarten’s post.
The folks at JetBrains really are a classy bunch!