[rspec-users] Persisting Logins and Sessions across scenarios
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Mon Jan 12 14:49:23 EST 2009
Stephen Eley wrote:
> On acceptance testing, I'd favor going through the actual session
> creation logic instead of mocking it, even if you don't put an
> explicit "Given" every time. Yeah, it's slower. But acceptance tests
> aren't _supposed_ to be fast; they're supposed to demonstrate real
> usage, and be the last line of defense between your app and the big
> bad world. They're going to be slow with or without login each time.
> And if there is some unseen routing or filtering bug in some
> controller's session access that doesn't show up in your test because
> you skipped past all that, and you lose a day and some hair trying to
> figure it out, you're going to wonder whether the seconds you saved
> were worth it.
Ok, Ok, Ok... It is no big deal to login in every time. If that is the
way it should be done in general then I have learned enough these past
weeks that I will go with the flow and save myself some headaches.
Thanks for the pointers and the explanations. I feel much more
comfortable about doing the login in each scenario now that I understand
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