[rspec-users] Specing with Subdomains as Account Keys

Ryan Heneise lists at artofmission.com
Fri Oct 26 09:35:26 EDT 2007


How do you go about implementing and rspecing subdomains as account  
keys? I'm sure that this must be an issues for others as well.

So I have an app using subdomains as account keys. The Application  
Controller sets up @current_company in a before filter. Everything is  
done within the context of the @current_company.

After reading about Demeter's Revenge (http://www.lukeredpath.co.uk/ 
2007/10/18/demeters-revenge), and reading Sinclair's advice (link  
above), I refactored @current_company.items.find(:all) to  
@current_company.find_items.

Still no luck. The spec fails with:
-- Mock 'Company' expected :find_items with (:all) once, but received  
it 0 times

The other thing that bugs me is the size of the setup method. It's  
getting too long and starting to smell. Obviously I must be making  
this harder on myself that it needs to be.

Any ideas?

(This question was originally posted under "Mocking/Stubbing help  
with subdomain as account key"
- http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rspec-users/2007-October/ 
004138.html, but I've rephrased it to make it more clear with the  
subdomain as account key question.)


# items_controller_spec.rb
describe ItemsController, "handling GET /items" do
   fixtures :companies

   before do
     @request.host = "subdomain.test.host"
     @item = mock(Item)
     Item.stub!(:find).and_return([@item])
     @current_company = mock(Company)
     @current_company.stub!(:items).and_return([])
     @current_company.stub!(:find_items).and_return([@item])
     @current_company.stub!(:subdomain).and_return("subdomain")
   end

    # Passes
   def do_get
     get :index
   end

    # Passes
   it "should be successful" do
     do_get
     response.should be_success
   end

    # Passes
   it "should render index template" do
     do_get
     response.should render_template('index')
   end

   # FAILS with message:
   # Mock 'Company' expected :find_items with (:all) once, but  
received it 0 times
   it "should find all items" do
     @current_company.should_receive(:find_items).with 
(:all).and_return([@item])
     do_get
   end

   # Passes
   it "should assign the found items for the view" do
     do_get
     assigns[:items].should == [@item]
   end
end


# items_controller.rb
class ItemsController < ApplicationController
   def index
     @items = @current_company.find_items(:all)
   end
end


# company.rb
class Company < ActiveRecord::Base
   has_many :items
   def find_items(*args)
     items.find(*args)
   end
end


# application.rb
class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base
   before_filter :find_current_company
   def find_current_company
     @current_company = Company.find_by_subdomain(account_subdomain)
   end
end





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