[rspec-users] View Specs vs. Stories

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Fri May 23 17:17:53 EDT 2008


On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:58 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 23, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Pat Maddox wrote:
>
>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Mark Dodwell <lists at ruby-forum.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thanks for the comments.
>>>
>>> This might be more obvious, but what about rails integration tests --
>>> presumably RSpec stories make these redundant for sure?
>>
>> Yeah, stories can serve the same role as integration tests.
>
> Funny - I always looked at it the other way around - treating rails
> integration tests as something close to stories.
>
>>
>>
>> Pat
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I think that Rails integration tests are very effective integration
tests.  Although you can make them quite expressive, I still wouldn't
show them to a customer.  User stories *can* serve that same role,
though doing so misses the key benefits.

Pat


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