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

Ashley Moran ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Thu Apr 10 17:57:17 EDT 2008

On 10 Apr 2008, at 17:59, David Chelimsky wrote:

> 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).

Ok that's what I was doing - not interfering with anything, just using  
a lower-level API in the same story as a high-level API.  Perhaps it  
wouldn't have felt as strange if I was using a web service request  
instead of ORM calls?

and Pat wrote:
>> - is this acceptable in the long run, if you write a story that shows
>> that the database changes produce the corresponding user-visible
>> changes?
> I'm not entirely sure what you mean here.  But generally if I'm
> testing that the user sees something, then I also want to include the
> step where they initiate that chain of events.

Sorry wasn't clear what I meant.  I was thinking something like
   Given ...
   When I run User.create!(:foo => "bar")
   Then the Users page should have a row with "bar" in the "foo" column




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