[rspec-users] Working outside-in with Cucumber and RSpec
dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 20:26:21 EDT 2008
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On Oct 26, 2008, at 5:09 PM, Ashley Moran
<ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:
> On Oct 26, 2008, at 9:09 pm, Matt Wynne wrote:
>> I don't know. I've got inheritance in my controllers, for example I
>> have a MediaController which is subclassed by ImagesController and
>> VideosController. The specs allowed me to factor out this base class.
>> I think controllers are OK for doing BDD:
>> describe "the show action"
>> describe "when the video is for an artist"
>> describe "when the video cannot be found"
>> describe "when the video exists in the database"
>> describe "when the video is for a concert"
> Hmm, what's the code like behind that? I try to avoid inheritance,
> or at least rarely feel the need for it. There are many ways to
> implement those specs, and one of them involves a lot of ifs and
> cases. (A valid if-statement would probably be for "when the video
> cannot be found" and "when the video exists in the database".)
>> TBH, I have only just begun to glimpse the idea that cucumber might
>> mean I don't need to get 100% coverage from unit-level specs... so
>> I may just need more time to get my head around the idea.
> Me too, especially when multiple content types and authentication
> schemes come into play... not got that far in my current projects
>> I guess it also depends on the rest of your team: it sounds as
>> though David can trust the rest of his team to write well designed
>> code - it's just him! Personally I feel I need to set the rest of
>> my team a good example while they get through the 'shu' stage. Pat
>> - are you going solo too?
> I'm in an unusual situation in this sense. One of my Merb projects
> is purely personal, right now. So for that I just want to make my
> app work, and the code not to cause me grief. The other is a two
> day a week BDD coaching/pair programming development with an
> otherwise solo developer. So I have to make the specs damn near
> perfect, because it's all the RSpec he's seen. Due to Merb still
> being a bit of an unknown, that's making me lean towards neurotic
> perfectionism in my own code, at the moment.
> And I know just as soon as I've made them all perfect, David will
> redefine perfection again
Are you calling me neurotic?
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