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