[rspec-users] Global setup method goes where?

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Fri Jul 4 04:15:10 EDT 2008

Ben Mabey wrote:
> Gregg Pollack wrote:
>> You know how sometimes you look in /log/test.log for debug information
>> like which test caused a certain render or query?
>> I found this post which shows how to get test information printed out in
>> your test.log with test:unit and shoulda, but I'm not sure there's a way
>> to do it with RSpec.
>> http://bmorearty.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/find-tests-more-easily-in-your-testlog/ 
>> test:unit allows you to put "setup :blah" in your test_helper.rb, and
>> then the blah method gets called before each test.  This can be used to
>> print out a log statement saying 'we're runnig test ___".  How would we
>> do the same in rspec with the spec_helper.rb so that we can print this
>> data out in our logs too?
>> Any takers?  I'm sure I could probably figure this out if I dove deep
>> into the code base, but I get the feeling someone must have done this
>> before.
>> I'm going to cover this on the next Rails Envy podcast, so you'll get
>> some credit for a good answer, and a link if you post the answer to your
>> blog (assuming you want the publicity).  ;-)
>> Gregg Pollack
>> RailsEnvy.com
> In your spec_helper.rb just put:
> Spec::Runner.configure do |config|
>  ...
>  config.before(:each) do
>      full_example_description = "#{self.class.description} 
> #{@method_name}"
>      RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER.info("\n\nStarting 
> #{full_example_description}\n\n#{'-' * (9 + 
> full_example_description.length)}")
>  end
> end
> Note that the constant RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER is being used since 
> Rails::logger is only available in 2.1.
> I'll write up a quick post on on this and show how to do something 
> similar with the story runner.
> -Ben
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Here is the blog post:



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