[rspec-users] Side Effects in Stories

s.ross cwdinfo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 13:54:42 EDT 2007

On Oct 18, 2007, at 6:09 AM, Daniel N wrote:

> On 9/11/07, s.ross <cwdinfo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a story where the user resets the password [hey, this story
> thing really rocks!]. It is expected that the password will change
> and that the user will be redirected to a login screen. A side effect
> is that the user will receive email with his/her new password.
> Where I'm stuck is in ascertaining whether mail was generated.
> Any thoughts on how this might be accomplished?
> Thanks
> -----------------
> Story: Reset the Password
>    As a registered user
>    I want to be able to reset the password and have it emailed to me
>    And then I want to log in
> Scenario: Reset password for an account
>    Given A valid account is given:   joe at schmoe.com
>    When Resetting password for joe at schmoe.com
>    Then Password state should change in database joe at schmoe.com
>    And Registered user should be redirected to login screen
>    And Email should be sent to the registered user
>    And the new password should work :)
> _______________________________________________
> Hi s.ross
> I know this was a while ago that you asked this question, but did   
> you end up coming up with a solution?
> -Daniel

Nope, and embarrassingly, I took a different direction without  
preserving any traces of what I had been doing (can you say "frequent  
checkins?"). Ooops. Everything but verifying that the email was sent  
was running, but I never figured out how to verify that.


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