[rspec-users] Philosophical questions

Evan David Light evan at tiggerpalace.com
Wed Sep 12 19:59:12 EDT 2007


On Sep 12, 2007, at 7:35 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

>> Story Runner is a new one for me.  I'll have to look it up.  Thanks!
>>
>> (Halfway through writing this, I realized, courtesy of Google,  
>> that it's a
>> recently integrated piece of functionality into RSpec-on-Rails.  I  
>> found
>> this example of yours captured here. )
>
> Not specific to Rails at all. Just happens to support Rails.
>

Gotcha. Tomorrow I'll be checking out from trunk.  Although it  
behooves me to ask if the RSpec (and integration tests/story runner)  
in trunk all pass.


>> Seems like sound common sense.  I caught myself earlier today  
>> writing a spec
>> for a non-functional portion of my view, chided myself for it,  
>> ripped out
>> the spec, and then continued.
>
> Careful here. Business value is not always measured in terms of things
> "functional". Sometimes it's the company logo showing up in the right
> place on the page after spending thousands of marketing dollars
> figuring out where that spot is.
>

Granted.  Anything that is a customer requirement should be captured  
at some level.  That said, the Rails app that I'm writing at the  
moment is a tool to support an R&D effort so none of that sort of  
thing there.

>> Good to realize that I'm not thinking that far off the mainstream  
>> here.
>
> Eeeek. You're not thinking far off from ME. That in no way makes it  
> main stream.
>

Hehe.  Ok, I'm thinking like a guy who has prolific dialogues about  
how to build better software.  I could do worse. ;-)

Evan


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