[rspec-users] Testing Models without fixtures

Raimond Garcia voodoorai2000 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 11:48:21 EST 2007


Hi guys,

Thanks for the help, will check out Exemplar and ModelStubbing, for  
the moment this screencast about FixtureReplacement looks very useful.

http://railsnewbie.com/files/fixture_replacement_demo.mov

Rai
On Nov 20, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Nathan Sutton wrote:

> Ok, if you want to do it messy and uninformed, do it my way. ;)
>
> I've heard of Fixture Scenarios but I heard they were broken with edge
> rspec, but I'll check out Exemplar, ModelStubbing, and
> FixtureReplacement.
>
> Nathan Sutton
> fowlduck at gmail.com
> rspec edge revision 2910
> rspec_on_rails edge revision 2909
> rails edge revision 8167
>
>
>
>
>
> On Nov 20, 2007, at 10:22 AM, Scott Taylor wrote:
>
>>
>> On Nov 20, 2007, at 11:20 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>
>>> On Nov 20, 2007 10:20 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Nov 20, 2007 10:18 AM, Nathan Sutton <nathan.sutton at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> You may want to create a factory method to create users with valid
>>>>> parameters, overriding any parameters by passing in options.
>>>>>
>>>>> ALPHA = ('a'..'z').to_a + ('A'..'Z').to_a
>>>>>
>>>>> def random_text
>>>>>       txt = ""
>>>>>       10.times do
>>>>>               txt << ALPHA[rand(52)]
>>>>>       end
>>>>>       txt # maybe a returning block?  can't remember if that
>>>>> works here
>>>>> end
>>>>>
>>>>> def create_user(options={})
>>>>>       User.create!({ :name =>  random_text,
>>>>>                                 :password => random_text}.merge
>>>>> (options))
>>>>> end
>>>>
>>>> There are also tools that will do this for you: Exemplar,
>>>> ModelStubbing to name two.
>>>
>>> Actually - those are geared towards avoiding the DB. What you'd want
>>> is Scenarios and FixtureScenarios (and others similar).
>>>
>>
>> How about giving FixtureReplacement some love?
>>
>> Scott
>>
>>
>>
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