[rspec-users] rSpec'ing Plugins

s.ross cwdinfo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 21:29:35 EDT 2007

Thanks, this is a great starting point.


On Jun 12, 2007, at 6:23 PM, Luis Lavena wrote:

> On 6/12/07, s.ross <cwdinfo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm refactoring some of my code into a plugin and while it passes the
>> base specs (as though it were part of the Rails app), I'd prefer that
>> the plugin's specs live in the vendor/plugins/myplugin directory.
>> Here's where I'm getting stuck. The plugin is MVC so instead of
>> touching one part of Rails, it relies on several (model, view,
>> controller) to work. That means to spec it requires rspec_on_rails.
>> So, my questions are:
>> 1. Is anyone doing this?
> Yes, at least the M with plugins playing with Models.
> I just created a spec folder, a spec_helper.rb inside of it and some
> Fixtured Models, Database schema.
> I used that approach to pluginize some code of one application.
> Specs inside the plugin will be independent of models located in your
> application, so:
> app/models/user.rb will not clash with #{my_plugin}/spec/fixtures/ 
> models/user.rb
> in that way, I isolate the plugin functionality and his behavior.
> This is the pastie for my spec_helper inside plugin/spec folder:
> http://pastie.caboo.se/69984
>> 2. Was it worth the effort or is Test::Unit easier for this kind of
>> thing?
>> I'd be happy if I could even get a model spec to pass, but I keep
>> getting version mismatches between spec and rspec_on_rails even
>> though I've done fresh gem install and plugin installs.
> I don't know about that, I'm stuck at 0.9.4 gem + plugins until
> migrate some of these applications.
>> Any thoughts appreciated. I'd far prefer to use only rSpec on this
>> project.
> -- 
> Luis Lavena
> Multimedia systems
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