[rspec-users] When to use BDD/TDD w/ external libraries

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Fri Jun 8 13:27:13 EDT 2007

On Jun 8, 2007, at 1:23 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On 6/8/07, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 8, 2007, at 1:15 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>> On 6/8/07, Jonathan Linowes <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
>>>> most plugins come with their own rails tests
>>>> i've converted one by hand to rspec (restful_authentication)  
>>>> because
>>>> - its functionality is integral to my app
>>>> - its really a generator so the code ends up in my app
>>>> - there's a good chance i'll be making custom changes to it as  
>>>> my app
>>>> develops
>>>> perhaps a tool that automatically converts rails tests to rspecs
>>>> would be useful?
>>> We had one of those a while back. It was pretty good, but not  
>>> perfect.
>>> It's very complex to get right and cover all the possibilities and
>>> it's something that we will likely not build as part of rspec. That
>>> said, if somebody else wanted to create such a thing, I'm sure you'd
>>> make a lot of people happy.
>> Wow.  That code must still be around somewhere in subversion (any
>> hints as to it's last release?)
> hint: svn log

Sorry.  I wasn't thinking.


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