[Nitro] OG: Howto start debugging from within a spec using netbeans....?

Mark Van De Vyver mvyver at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 09:25:03 EDT 2007

> > I don't think so, I even was for staying with tc_* for the specs, but
> > *_spec.rb is good too, makes imo a good distinction between helpers and
> > real specs.  It probably also makes the rakefile easier as it just has
> > to react on those with a glob Dir['test/**/*_spec.rb'].
> At this point I don't mind what they are called.
> Really, it sounds like this is a netbeans only behavior?

Yep, I've confirmed this is a netbeans bug, and it has been logged (in
case you want to follow):


They have nightlies available, so I hope for a quick fix :)


> Never mind debugging it's very useful to 'walk the code path' to learn
> where, how (and maybe) why things are done.
> Given all the enchanting overloading and calls to super that go on it
> isn't a trivial exercise to work all this out :)
> > > Given spec's are witten in reverse you might like to follow Jim Weirich's post:
> > > http://onestepback.org/index.cgi/Tech/Ruby/FlexMockAndFluidDynamics.red
> >
> > I already used the RSpec mocks, I think it'd be good also not to depend
> > on too many libraries just for testing, but that's just me again.
> Point taken.
> > > Anyway, it is now nice to be writing a spec, set a break points in the
> > > code, ctl+shift+f6 and proceed to exactly which line of code caused a
> > > problem.
> >
> > NetBeans seems to be getting quite nice... I might consider this once in
> > a while.  That I need a real breakpoint is however _very_ seldom, due to
> > whatever reason.  I use 'real' debuggers on a daily basis when I'm coding C...
> I depend on the debugger, to learn if not to debug :)
> Mark
> > --
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> >

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