[rspec-users] Can I stub a method on a belongs_to association:
pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 16:33:08 EDT 2007
On 6/26/07, Moses Hohman <moses.hohman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stub @asset's :video first, i.e.
> @mock_video_proxy = mock("assay.video proxy")
> @assay.video.stub!(:hook).and_return @mock_hook
> Generally mocking starts to get frustrating when the code you're mocking
> doesn't follow the Law of Demeter. I have been creating helper methods for
> these things, e.g.
> def mock_video_proxy
> @mock_video_proxy ||= begin
> proxy = mock("assay.video proxy")
> so you can just use
> mock_video_proxy.stub!(:hook).and_return @mock_hook
> in any spec. I think there might be a better way, though. I'm not sure it's
> worth it to use mocks in this situation since you're already using fixtures.
> Why not just check the expected outcome of the hook method?
I don't really want to stub too much since this is kind of an
integration test at the model level. I also can't check the expected
outcome of the hook method because it makes a network call.
Basically I want to test everything except for the hook method itself,
because that's thoroughly tested elsewhere. So I just need to make
sure that it gets called.
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