[rspec-users] Fixtures considered harmful?

Wincent Colaiuta win at wincent.com
Fri May 18 12:35:30 EDT 2007

El 18/5/2007, a las 17:32, aslak hellesoy escribió:

>> But looking, for example, at the examples at <http://
>> rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/rails/writing/models.html>, almost
>> all of them use fixtures. Can someone please clarify why use of
>> fixtures are not recommended?
> We should get this up on the web page, but I'll provide some insight
> here. The reason why we don't recommend them is along the lines why
> we're not crazy about DRYing up specs. Let me repeat David's Agile
> Spec Manifesto (of which I am the second subscriber):
>   We prefer clear spec over well factored specs. (Clarity is king).
> When everything is in your face you can picture it easier than when
> it's in several different locations (fixture files, helper files etc).

Thanks for the explanation, Aslak. It's very clear. I think a  
sentence or two to that effect should definitely go up on the website.


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