[rspec-users] Good introduction to rspec
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Wed Apr 1 11:50:37 EDT 2009
Pablo L. de Miranda wrote:
> @Fernando - So what material you recommend to start a study in rSpec?
This might be heresy, but I suggest that you start with Cucumber and
simply use RSpec matcher syntax in your step definitions. Once you
have the hang of how to express expectations in the step definitions,
then move on to using RSpec on its own; providing that you still want
I really did not get the hang of any of this, TDD, BDD, Rails or Ruby
until I latched on to Cucumber and started -- very, very poorly mind you
-- to discover how to express behaviour and, more importantly, what
behaviour to express. It was, for me, a tumultuous journey and one that
I am still traveling.
I am now at the point where, simply by expressing one little bit of
desired bwhaviour in a cucumber scenario, I uncovered a requirement to
leave Rails for a bit and implement a set of SQL triggers. This would
have been discovered at some point anyway, but I rather suspect that
without BDD the implementation would have been written first in Ruby for
ActiveRecord only to be discarded sometime later when the need for a
trigger became manifest.
Peepcode is good, I have watched and learned lots there. Just recall
that the episodes go far back in time insofar as Rails and RSpec are
concerned. These two products have undergone extensive change since
many of the episodes were recorded.
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