[rspec-users] Plugins 'speced' with rSpec?

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:47:05 EDT 2007

On 8/3/07, Fischer, Daniel <daniel at danielfischer.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to figure out how to setup a spec structure for plugins. I'm
> getting pretty lost in figuring out how to isolate a plugin enviornment
> emulating rails, but not actually being reflected upon the current rails
> project.
> What I mean is this, let's say I have a comment plugin. This has two things
> in lib, the comment model (comment.rb) and then the module ruby file for
> methods.
> I'm trying to figure out how I would spec this out in the actual plugin
> directory (vendor/plugins/comment_plugin/spec). What would
> my spec_helper look like? How would I spec that it works? Why I'm saying
> this is because I can't use any of the /app/models/ in the rails project
> because that is specific to a rails project, I'm trying to isolate it into
> the plugin. How would I fake a model in  rspec, especially with the line
> that "acts_as_comment" which sets up the polymorphic association. If anyone
> has any advice, or knows of any plugins that are tested with rspec and not
> rails testing, let me know.
> Thanks.
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Hey Daniel,

You might be interested in the rspec_plugin generator.


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