[rspec-users] cucumber - when to stub/mock

Matthew Van Horn mattvanhorn at gmail.com
Sun May 3 21:58:47 EDT 2009

I'm just curious about this, since my solution involved stubbing a  
call to GeoIp.

Is there a good rule of thumb for when you make exceptions to the 'no  
stubbing' philosophy of Cucumber?

My step was: "Given I am accessing the site from Japan," but I can  
think of other situations - mostly when interacting with web services,  
that I'd probably want to stub something, rather than requiring a net  
connection for testing.

thanks for any advice,
Matt Van Horn

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