[rspec-users] Cucumber - Testing ActionMailer
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Wed Apr 29 10:08:59 EDT 2009
James Byrne wrote:
> I have reached this point in testing using email-spec:
> The email To: header value and the current_email_address are the same
> insofar as I can tell. But the email_spec matcher is not finding that
> address in the deliveries array. Any ideas as to what I am missing?
I have determined what the problem is. I just do not know how to fix it.
What is happening is that I am testing a standalone (outside of a Rails
instance) Ruby script that requires ActionMailer. I call this script
from inside the step definition using the %x alias for Kernel#`. When
this runs it picks up the test environment and directs email output into
ActionMailer::Base.deliveries. However, this array only exists during
the script's existence and naturally disappears when he script
terminates. In consequence, the results are not available for testing.
I have, up to now, simply accepted the magic of injecting test methods
into classes and using the results. Now I need to have explained how I
get this to magic work with stand alone scripts. How do I get
ActionMailer::Base.deliveries created by ActionMailer in the script to
remain available to cucumber/email-spec?
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