[rspec-users] Disabling database access in controller specs

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Wed Mar 3 17:54:34 EST 2010

You could use something like NullDb to achieve this, I think:


On 3 Mar 2010, at 20:43, Stefan Kanev wrote:

> It took a while, but now I an totally convinced that controller  
> specs should not access the database and stub as much as possible.  
> I'm committed to that style of writing, yet from time to time I  
> incidentally allow it to happen.
> Is there a way to err on the safe side and have RSpec throw an error  
> every time a controller spec attempts to access the database?
> And does it sound like a good idea?
> Thanks,
> Stefan
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