[rspec-users] Integration testing without cucumber

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 13:38:21 EST 2010


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:24 PM, drewB <dbatshaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let me start by saying thank you for the time you are spending helping
> me.

You're welcome.

> It appears to be a rails version issue.  I ran though the same steps
> you outlined on my machine and continued to get the same error
> message, "undefined method `be_success'".  I am running rspec 1.3.0,
> rspec-rails 1.3.2, rails 2.3.4.  When I upgraded to rails 2.3.5 and
> tried again, everything worked.
>
> The project I am working on is frozen at rails 2.1.2 so am still
> looking for a way to get this to work with rails 2.1.2.  Should I
> downgrade to an earlier version of RSpec or spec-rails?  If so, which
> one?

1.3.2 is tested against the last fix release of each series: 2.3.5,
2.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.0.5. So it should work with 2.1.2. If not, it's a bug,
so go ahead and file a bug report at http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com -
feel free to reference this thread.

Cheers,
David


>
> On Mar 2, 3:54 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM, drewB <dbats... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Looks like I spoke too soon.  I made a mistake when testing your
>> > suggest.  When I add that I still get the same failure.
>>
>> I just did the following using rails 2.3.5, rspec 1.3.2 and rspec-rails 1.3.0:
>>
>> $ rails foo
>> $ cd foo
>> $ script/generate rspec
>> $ mkdir spec/integration
>> $ script/generate integration_spec widgets
>> $ rake db:migrate && db:test:prepare
>>
>> Then I modified spec/integration/widgets_spec.rb as follows:
>>
>> require 'spec_helper'
>>
>> describe "Widgets" do
>>   it "shows me the list" do
>>     get "/widgets"
>>     response.should be_success
>>   end
>> end
>>
>> Then I ran this:
>>
>> $ script/spec spec/integration/
>>
>> And here's the output I saw:
>>
>> F
>>
>> 1)
>> 'Widgets ..' FAILED
>> expected success? to return true, got false
>> /Users/dchelimsky/tmp/foo/spec/integration/widgets_spec.rb:6:
>>
>> So everything is working as it should on a fresh app. Did you update
>> spec/spec_helper.rb the last time you upgraded the app? Are you using
>> an earlier version of rspec-rails or rspec?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Mar 1, 4:06 pm, drewB <dbats... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> That fixed it! Thanks!
>>
>> >> Any idea why that was needed for integration specs and not MVCs?
>>
>> >> On Mar 1, 3:04 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >> > On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM, drewB <dbats... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > > Belwo is a spec that when used with the default spec_helper fails
>> >> > > with:
>>
>> >> > > NoMethodError in 'test matchers should be able to find be_success'
>> >> > > undefined method `be_success' for
>> >> > > #<ActionController::Integration::Session:0x7fc081ef13e0>
>>
>> >> > > ----------
>>
>> >> > > require 'spec_helper'
>>
>> >> > > describe "test matchers" do
>> >> > >  it "should be able to find be_success" do
>> >> > >    get '/'
>> >> > >    response.should be_success
>> >> > >  end
>>
>> >> > > end
>>
>> >> > Try adding this to spec/spec_helper.rb
>>
>> >> > Spec::Runner.configure {|c| c.include Spec::Matchers}
>>
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