[rspec-users] rake spec loads development environment

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 17:14:10 EDT 2008


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Satish Gunnu <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
>
>  Most of my knowledge came from peepcode rspec screencast and the
> following link.
> http://rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/rails/install.html
>
> Here are the steps I have done to get going.
>
>  1) Installed rspec gem
>  2) Installed rspec plugin in my project
>  3) created a test_spec.rb file which have sample stories
>  4) ruby script/generate rspec
>  5) rake spec
>
>  I have one initializer file for oracle_driver in initializers
> directory which is set to not load in test environment. when I run rake
> spec command this initializer is invoked and I see that the environment
> is set to development but not test.
>
> To answer your second questions, I am not including it from my spec
> files.

I'd recommend doing so if you want the spec_helper.rb file to be
loaded. It will set the environment for you correctly.

>
> BTW I am using rpsec 1.1.4 and rails 2.1.0. Sorry for not being
> elaborate in my prev post.
>
> Thanks,
> SatishG.
>
>
>
>
>
> David Chelimsky wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Satish Gunnu <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>  I am new to rspec and started implementing it on my project
>>> yesterday.
>>> I have followed the instructions
>>
>> What instructions?
>>
>>> and installed rspec gem and rspec
>>> plugin into my project. I created couple of sample stories and tried
>>> running the specs using spec command which worked fine, but when I
>>> started using rake spec command it is loading development environment
>>> instead of test environment. I tried to putting some STDOUT's in
>>> spec_helper.rb but it seems that this file is never interpreted.
>>
>> Are you including it from your spec files?
>
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