[rspec-users] My very fist spec file (not sure what's wrong..)

internetchris chris at silhouettesolutions.net
Tue Jul 21 11:25:25 EDT 2009

Ben that worked perfectly I appreciate the help.

Stephen, I appreciate the encouragement, it feels daunting to be
learning all of this at once, but each day I bite off a little more
understanding.  It's funny you mention scuba diving - "way back when"
right out of high school I thought it would be fun to go to school for
underwater construction/welding - so I did. I suppose if I was able to
tackle that, I will eventually get this. I'm thankful I decided to
switch my degree path to computer science after that however. It was
an interesting part of my life to say the least. Maybe it's a
personality quirk of mine :-)



On Jul 20, 9:59 pm, Stephen Eley <sfe... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:05 PM, Chris
> Sund<ch... at silhouettesolutions.net> wrote:
> > I am finally to the point in the rspec book where it describes how to
> > implement controller specs, so I thought what the heck, I'll give it a
> > try.
> Heh.  Points to you for ambition!  You might not have realized this
> (because the RSpec book makes it sound like it should *all* be easy)
> but starting with a Rails controller spec for your very first spec is
> a bit like saying "I was thinking of getting scuba certified...
> Ooooh, CAVE DIVING!  Let's start with that first!"*
> On the upside, if you start there and really get to *understand*
> what's going on, you should be relieved when most of the rest of it is
> pretty smooth sailing.  There are very few common Ruby idioms that
> have such tight coupling as Rails controllers, so very few tasks are
> so hard to spec in isolation.  You'll almost never have to mock
> anything else as ferociously.  Model specs in particular will feel
> like sunshine and puppies.
> So go you!
> --
> Have Fun,  *(Granted, I don't think anyone has ever kicked up silt
> while writing a controller spec, lost hold of their guide line, gotten
> hopelessly lost, and died many hours later in the cold and dark.  Yet.
>  That only happens to J2EE programmers.)
>    Steve Eley (sfe... at gmail.com)
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