[rspec-users] Cucumber - stub! or mock?

Joseph Wilk lists at ruby-forum.com
Mon Sep 15 17:01:29 EDT 2008

Tim Glen wrote:
> 1. Is there a way to stub out the model to return some fixture-type
> records?
> 2. Does anyone have an idea as to how we could refactor this into a
> better pattern? Those 2 "projects" are pretty specific to the
> production data and will "never be edited," but it still doesn't make
> me comfortable.
> I'm not sure how to phrase this better. Let me know what other detail
> I can provide to make it more clear what I'm looking for.
> thanks,
> tim

As Pat said I would avoid mocking/stubbing, you want your cucumber tests 
to cut through all the layers of your app including touching the 

As for setting up the data, I tend not to use fixtures (I only want to 
have the data created for certain tests). Instead I save the relevant 
models in the Given steps, preparing for the feature test. If you are 
going to repeat the given steps a lot I would extract the model set-up 
into a ruby function and reuse this.

Joseph Wilk
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