[rspec-users] testing against a live environment

Matthew Van Horn mattvanhorn at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 12:50:20 EDT 2010


I've been using rspec with webrat, for exactly this sort of thing, as  
detailed here: http://blog.veez.us/2009/09/11/integration-testing-without-cucumber


On Apr 27, 2010, at 5:36 AM, Martin DeMello wrote:

> I have a series of tests I want to automate, which involve running
> shell scripts in a "live" environment (i.e. nothing mocked or
> stubbed), and then verifying the state of the system. I thought that,
> even though it doesn't fit the classic definition of "testing", RSpec
> would still be a handy way to organise the tests. Is it likely to be
> useful, or am I going against the grain enough that I'd run into
> problems?
>
> martin
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