[rspec-users] RESTful Routes

Jarkko Laine jarkko at jlaine.net
Mon Feb 4 09:09:25 EST 2008

On 4.2.2008, at 14.54, Raimond Garcia wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to test the behavior of a route with a delete method.
> Something like this:
> When "the admin clicks on 'delete'" do
>     delete admin_blog_path(@blog)
>   end
> which raises the following exception:
> NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.env
> If I change the delete, for a get or a post it works like a charm.
> What am I missing here?

I would recommend against using the restful named routes in your  
stories. You want to test your full stack there, right, so just use  
the url. I also recommend using Webrat in conjunction with stories: http://www.benmabey.com/2008/02/04/rspec-plain-text-stories-webrat-chunky-bacon/

That way you are much more testing the behaviour of the application  
rather than its implementation.

If you only want to test that the route is working, it would imho  
belong to the controller specs, not to the stories.


Jarkko Laine

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