[rspec-users] Specing Rails Views
graeme.nelson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 16:07:19 EST 2007
I'm currently trying to write some specs for my rails views. My
views depend upon
the restful authentication plugin method logged_in? Like so,
<% if logged_in? %>
<dd><%= link_to "create a new product", new_product_url %></dd>
<% end %>
However, when I have the following in my specification:
I get an error 'logged_in?' isn't defined for <#Class....>
My rails app gets 'logged_in?' via 'include AuthenticatedSystem' in
my application controller.
I understand that views are tested in isolation from their controller
counterpart in rpsec, so 'include AuthenticatedSystem'
isn't called and thus 'logged_in?' isn't available for the test/spec.
I found a couple of work arounds.
1) add a method logged_in? into the application_helper.rb or
<controller>_helper.rb (where <controller> is the controller
associated with the current view being tested.)
2) add a method in my setup to mock the :logged_in? call in the
template, like so:
I am sure there are other ways to make 'logged_in?' available to the
template being tested. I am currently leaning towards #2 since it
doesn't touch any of my application code. Anyone else have some ideas?
Thanks in advanced.
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