[rspec-users] Mocking and stubbing model relationships

Nick Hoffman nick at deadorange.com
Thu Nov 20 12:40:56 EST 2008

On 2008-11-18, at 07:33, Rahoul Baruah wrote:
> On 18 Nov 2008, at 05:41, Nick Hoffman wrote:
>> Before writing specs for a one-to-many relationship between two  
>> models, I did some research and found that some people were  
>> creating proxy mocks, and others were using Matthew Heidemann's  
>> #stub_association! (which essentially does that for, but in a nice,  
>> DRY way):
>> http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/126993
>> Are those two methods currently the accepted "best practice" for  
>> mocking and stubbing calls such like these?:
>> @properties = @user.properties
>> @property = @user.properties.new
>> @property = @user.properties.find_by_id params[:id]
> There's also Luke Redpath's Demeter's Revenge plugin (http://www.lukeredpath.co.uk/2007/10/18/demeters-revenge 
>  or git cloned to http://github.com/caius/demeters_revenge/tree/master) 
> .

Thanks for pointing out that article, Baz. Luke's suggestions are an  
interesting method of dealing with this. I'm going to give it a try  
when I have some time.

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