[rspec-users] [OT] Object Mother vs Test Data Builder (was Jay Fields' blog on developer testing)

Nick Hoffman nick at deadorange.com
Sat Feb 7 21:05:53 EST 2009


On 07/02/2009, at 1:16 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Nick Hoffman <nick at deadorange.com>  
> wrote:
>> When writing Cucumber stories and features for controllers, should  
>> you cover
>> every edge case? For example, should you write stories that feed  
>> bad or
>> missing data to your controllers, or should that be left to RSpec?
>
> Depends on the team and who can read what and who cares about what.
>
> In most cases, Cucumber is a significantly better
> developer/stakeholder collaboration tool than RSpec is. If your
> stakeholders trust you to cover the edge cases, then they don't need
> to be in cucumber, but they certainly can be.
>
> IASTDH,
> David

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

By the way, what on Earth is IASTDH? A few Google searches later, I'm  
still none the wiser.


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