[rspec-users] testing a collection

Jay McGaffigan hooligan495 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 11:44:28 EST 2011

Have you looked at JTestR?
I'm not sure how active it is being developed and it might not do what
you are looking for... but it might be worth a shot.


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM, GregD <gditrick at fuse.net> wrote:
> All,
> Is there away to test a collection with rspec 1.3?  I've seen Jim
> Weirich's rspec-collection, but it requires rspec 2.0.  I'd like to go
> to rspec 2.0, but have another dependency that will not work with
> rspec 2.0.  I may have to bite the bullet and see if I can update that
> dependency to work wit rspec 2 and go to rspec 2.
> What I'd like to do is:
> describe "blah" do
>  subject { a-collection }
>  subjects.each do |s|
>      subject { s }
>      it { should pass a test }
>  end
> end
> BTW:  Using this to test a 3rd party app.  Probably not the right
> tool, but I like ruby and its tools.  So, I have access to the app db
> and send a message to the app via a service and need to see if things
> changed the way I expected.  I'd love to actually test without doing
> it that way, but it would require Jruby to be able to mock java
> objects and return those mocks in the java.  If that was possible than
> I'd test the java directly using jruby and rspec.  I have tested some
> java with rspec, but those java classes don't involve db calls or
> other communications that I'd like to mock.  If the java class
> involves any of those communications, I just have to write an
> integration test with fixtures, sending the data and then testing
> results.
> Any ideas other than find a java testing tool, because I just try to
> avoid java but can't since it is how I have to pay the bills.  :(
> Thanks,
> GregD
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