[rspec-users] How to improve this spec

Nick Hoffman nick at deadorange.com
Sat Oct 11 17:19:25 EDT 2008


Hi guys. One of my specs is very weak, and I'd really like to improve  
it.

Lines 111-116 are what I'm having trouble speccing, and depend on  
lines 105-109.

105      # Grab all of the properties, filtering using the given  
conditions.
106      @properties = Property.find :all, :conditions => [
107        processed_conditions[:conditions_string],
108        processed_conditions[:conditions_hash]
109        ]
110
111      # Generate a table of properties to list.
112      @property_data = render_to_string(
113        :partial    => 'properties/map_properties_table',
114        :collection => @properties,
115        :locals     => {:index_of_last_row => @properties.size}
116        )
117
118      @number_of_properties_found_sentence =  
render_to_string :partial => 'properties/number_of_properties_found'


My spec for lines 104-108 are fine. Below is what I have for 111-16,  
which I'd like to improve:

498      it "should render the 'map_properties_table' partial" do
499        pending
500         
controller.should_receive(:render_to_string).with(any_args()).twice
501        do_xhr @params
502      end

Specifically, I'd like to improve what's passed to #with . However, my  
specs don't have the variable "@properties", so I'm not sure how to go  
about this. Any suggestions? I'm all ears!

Thanks,
Nick


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