[rspec-users] Working outside-in with Cucumber and RSpec

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 17:32:53 EDT 2008


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 2:32 AM, Ashley Moran
<ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:
>
> On Oct 27, 2008, at 5:20 pm, Pat Maddox wrote:
>
>> When it comes to controllers specs, mocks provide the most value by
>> isolating from the model and db - the specs run faster, and you don't
>> have to worry about model validations.  But if you minimize controller
>> logic, you can write acceptance tests that give you confidence that
>> your controllers work, and then controller specs become unnecessary
>> overhead.
>
>
> What's the consensus here then, controller specs yay or nay?
>
> 1 nay from Pat
>
> 1 act of fence sitting from me...

I think the nay from Pat was conditional, as it should be.

I think the answer is: if you have to ask, then you should use them :)
Otherwise, don't use them when you feel confident that you don't need
them.

FWIW,
David

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