[rspec-users] Best way to test tasks

Piter Fcbk piter.fcbk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 19:52:30 EDT 2011


You are right, I'm talking about rake task.
So the idea is to make an Importer object, do the unit test for that object
and then the task just calls the methods of the objects right?

Thanks a lot for the help, really appreciate it.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Pat Maddox <patmaddox at me.com> wrote:

> On Aug 2, 2011, at 4:41 PM, Piter Fcbk wrote:
>
> > I have a task that runs frequently in order to get/import data from
> another system.
> > Because of this I wanted to know which is the best way to test tasks in
> order to create the tests needed.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
>
> I write simple objects that implement the behavior I want. Then I write
> rake tasks that instantiate and use those objects. I don't write automated
> tests for the tasks because they are thin layers over my well-tested
> objects.
>
> Pat
>
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