[rspec-users] Using RSpec and Cucumber with Rails 3 Engines

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Tue Jun 29 11:59:21 EDT 2010


On 29 Jun 2010, at 06:54, aslak hellesoy wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Brandon Olivares
> <programmer2188 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I recently upgraded to Rails 3 beta, a few weeks ago. One thing I would
>> really like to do is to develop components of my application, because some
>> of them I'd really like to be able to reuse on other projects. I know how to
>> make engines well enough, but it seems difficult or impossible to test them
>> with RSpec and Cucumber. At least with Cucumber, it won't run because it's
>> not a normal Rails application.
>> 
>> Is there a way to get around this, or what alternative would you recommend?
>> 
> 
> Have a test app that uses your engine, and that has cucumber and rspec tests.
> 
> Aslak

A good example of an engine tested with Cucumber is:

http://github.com/21croissants/courgette

There's a rails app in fixtures_rails_root. Check out the neat trick in the config/environment.rb[1] to load the engine from wherever you want.

[1] http://github.com/21croissants/courgette/blob/master/fixture_rails_root/config/environment.rb

> 
>> Thanks,
>> Brandon
>> 
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