[rspec-users] Should acceptance tests be run against a production environment?
ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Wed Oct 29 03:58:20 EDT 2008
On Oct 28, 2008, at 5:08 pm, Pat Maddox wrote:
> 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
> 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?
This makes sense to me. I actually tend to run feature files against
the development environment though (well, features, which is a cp of
development). The code reloading saves me from having to stop and
start the server. Transactions and page caching are the big ones to
me - model caching should *reduce* bugs, surely.
A run against a production makes sense though, especially before
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