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

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 13:29:33 EDT 2007


On 6/8/07, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

Please - no apology necessary. Just trying to teach a man to fish ....

Cheers,
David

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> Scott
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