[rspec-users] Notes on upgrading from RSpec 1 to RSpec 2

Kurt ks at cissor.com
Tue Feb 1 17:31:26 EST 2011


Most of our RSpec2 conversion has been done since version 2.4, so my
report of performance 2-3 times slower than RSpec 1 is based on those
releases.

On Jan 13, 11:11 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2011, at 12:36 PM, Kurt wrote:
>
> > Hi -- Thanks for sharing all your tips.  I couldn't understand your
> > line about what replaces have_text, however.  I don't see a method
> > called "matches" or "match"...
>
> > I think your list might be the start of an effort by users to document
> >RSpec2the hard way, since a lot has changed that the core team has
> > not documented anywhere.  We've found that the Rails3upgradeis some
> > work, but the advantages over Rails 2 are clear.  RSpec2, however, is
> > so poorly documented, useful features have been removed for no
> > apparent reason, and any advantages over RSpec1 have not become clear
> > yet (our test suite runs 3 times slower than it did in RSpec1!).
>
> re: speed, you be sure toupgradeto rspec-rails-2.2 (I'd go for the latest, 2.4.1), which sped things up considerably.
>
> As for docs - official docs are athttp://relishapp.com/rspec.
>
> Info about contributing to the docs can be found there and athttp://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2010/12/23/rspec-2-documentation-2/.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>
>
> > On Dec 4 2010, 3:22 pm, Jim Morris <wolfma... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I am trying toupgradea Rails 2.2.2 app to Rails3, its  a pain ;)
>
> >> Part of this is I need toupgradeall my Specs toRSpec2, as this info
> >> does not seem to be in any one place, here is a summary of what I
> >> needed to do...
>
> >> * needed to rename all my views from .haml to .html.haml,
> >> (or .html.erb) although
> >>   Rails3 seemed ok with the old namingRSpec2view specs failed to
> >> find the templates with the old name.
>
> >> * rewrite all my view specs...
> >>   - change `... at controller.template.` to `view.`
>
> >>   -  change `have_tag` to `have_selector` and change the parameters
> >>      - place holders not supported, need to use #{}
> >>      - add :content => for any text in second parameter
>
> >>   - change `assign[:blah]= :blod` to `assign(:blag, :blod)`
>
> >>   - change the describe ... do to have the path to the view rather
> >> than text description
>
> >>   - change the render '/show' to just render or render :file => 'full
> >> template spec'
>
> >>   - changehave_textto matches(/../)
>
> >>   - change response.should to rendered.shoul
>
> >> * modify the controller specs
> >>   - controller_name is no longer supported, so need to nest all my
> >>     describes under a top level describe that has the controller
> >> name.
> >>      describe 'UsersController' do
> >>      or use subject {SomeController.new}  (not tested yet)
>
> >>    - when using post/delete/put :something, :id => 1 passing in an
> >> integer id used to work, now it needs to
> >>      be a string (probably a rails3 thing)
> >>      delete :destroy, :id => "1"
>
> >> * helper specs only needed minor changes
> >>   - change have_tag to have_selector
>
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