[rspec-users] Stories - Use view matchers rather than assigns[].should?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 12:59:42 EDT 2008

On Apr 10, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Pat Maddox wrote:
> Keep in mind that not every step of every story needs to
> be a round-trip request.  It's even good to write some stories that
> don't make requests at all!

I definitely agree with this, however I do see a difference between  
accessing models directly through their API (which I do) and accessing  
the internals of the request cycle (which I don't).

> In any test, you need to control the state of the world - the test
> fixture.  If your test requires a bit of bootstrapping in order to get
> there, that's fine.  The only thing that matters is that your test
> gives you confidence in the behavior you're testing.

This is the ultimate bottom line. Tests are about confidence.

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