Throughout the last couple of days, I did a bigger refactoring of our Ruby on Rails application. As I changed quite a few moving parts, I covered everything I did with RSpec. It’s really an incredible feeling to have all your bases covered with automated tests when you finally start the manual regression test. Along [...]
When you do integration testing in a ruby on rails application, you don’t want to stub out all involved models. Rails’ built in approach of using fixtures is considered to be sub-optimal and the way to go today is to use factories.
Recently, I was looking deeper into how we could add some automated acceptance tests to our Ruby on Rails based website. We’re using RSpec since quite a while now for TDD, but doing some high level acceptance tests was not on our agenda so far. DRY Cucumber Scenarios The new cool kid on the block [...]