[rspec-users] Should acceptance tests be run against a production environment?

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 13:08:12 EDT 2008


When you do end-to-end acceptance testing with Selenium, I think it
should be run against a production environment.  Not THE production
environment, mind you, but simply a new Rails app running with
RAILS_ENV=production.  Also, transactional fixtures should be turned
off.  This is so that the app runs as closely as possible to how it does
from a regular user's perspective.  Models and pages get cached,
transactions commit and rollback as they're defined, etc.  What do you
think?  Am I off base here?

Pat


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