[rspec-users] How to unit test code that connects to the external resources?

Chuck Remes cremes.devlist at mac.com
Mon Sep 8 16:23:52 EDT 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 12:12 PM, Yi Wen wrote:

> By external resources, I mean, the code start a http connection and  
> GET xmls from the url specified. I will definitely not rely my unit  
> test on an external url or anything like that. But how do I unit  
> test the method? I mean, I can basically mock the Net::HTTP, but  
> then the test will pretty much be like the method itself, except all  
> the calls will be replaced by stub! or should_receive.
> I made this method as simple as possible. There is no if statements  
> or loop in the method, should I just NOT test this one?
> Thanks for any ideas

Show us the code so we can help.

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