[rspec-users] Could this controller test be made simpler?

Andrew WC Brown omen.king at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 14:45:15 EST 2008


Been a month since I've rspec, I think you can place the stubs here.

@user = mock_model(User,
login => "",
email => "",
password => "",
password_confirmation => ""
)

@account = mock_model(Account,
subdomain => "",
company_name => "",
filename => ""
)

On Jan 28, 2008 2:36 PM, Chris Olsen <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> In a create controller method I am testing the else clause that occurs
> when the model is unable to be saved.  Sounds simple enough, but because
> model is created before the save and the form has to be re-filled I now
> have to stub a model and all the attributes.  Since the error messages
> are displayed I also have to stub some methods within the model that
> allow the error messages to be displayed properly.
>
> This small test turns into a lot of code.  So I am wondering if there is
> something that I am missing to make this much simpler.  Things did start
> simple, in the stubbing of the new method within the Account class and
> then the save method within the @account model.  Then I get errors
> reminding me to stub out the users method for the account model, then
> the build method, etc
>
> I have looked at the generated scaffold code and it is simpler, but it
> seems that the relationship made between the two models is what starts
> to make this more complex.
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> Here is my current code:
> ===============
>  before :each do
>    @account = mock_model(Account)
>
>    #what is being tested here
>    @account.stub!(:save).and_return(false)
>
>    #User info
>    @user = mock_model(User)
>    users = mock("Userlist")
>    @account.stub!(:users).and_return(users)
>    users.stub!(:build).and_return(@user)
>
>    #since the form is repopulated the account mock must have stub for
> all the attributes
>    @account.stub!(:subdomain).and_return("")
>    @account.stub!(:company_name).and_return("")
>    @account.stub!(:filename).and_return("")
>    @user.stub!(:login).and_return("")
>    @user.stub!(:email).and_return("")
>    @user.stub!(:password).and_return("")
>    @user.stub!(:password_confirmation).and_return("")
>
>    #need these to satisfy the error messages
>    errors = mock("errors")
>    errors.stub!("empty?").and_return(false)
>    errors.stub!("full_messages").and_return(["error 1", "error 2"])
>    @account.stub!(:errors).and_return(errors)
>    @user.stub!(:errors).and_return(errors)
>
>    Account.stub!(:new).and_return(@account)
>  end
>
>  it "should re-render new template" do
>    post "create" #with no submitted params
>    response.should render_template("accounts/new")
>  end
>
> # Controller code
>  def create
>    @account = Account.new(params[:account])
>    @user = @account.users.build(params[:user])
>
>    if verify_recaptcha(@account) && @account.save
>      redirect_to admin_listings_url
>    else
>      render :action => "new"
>    end
>  end
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