[rspec-users] Aidmock - safe mocking

Wilker wilkerlucio at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 10:11:35 EST 2011


Dave, I just updated the gem and documentation, now supporting
constrained_to on mocks :)

You have any other suggestions for now?
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Wilker Lúcio
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On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Wilker <wilkerlucio at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are right Dave,
>
> I was thinking about it, but with a different interface, like:
>
> Aidmock.double(Interface)
>
> but I mean your is cooler, and user will be able to apply mocks/stubs
> directly
>
> I will work on it today :)
>
> Thanks
> ---
> Wilker Lúcio
> http://about.me/wilkerlucio/bio
> Kajabi Consultant
> +55 81 82556600
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:45 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Jan 16, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Wilker wrote:
>>
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I launched some days ago a new project that aims to make the use of mocks
>> safer.
>> This is the URL of project: https://github.com/wilkerlucio/aidmock
>>
>> The basic idea is to make user define interfaces of classes, when user
>> defines the class interface (which is something like defining method
>> signatures on C or Java) Aidmock automatic generate some sanity check
>> specs, these specs will verify if class has the method defined, and if
>> it respect arity of interface.
>>
>> And more important, when user create mocks while developing specs, it
>> will verify all defined mocks, and check if they are respecting
>> defined interface.
>>
>> You can saw more about project motivation here(with some example of
>> why it exists): https://github.com/wilkerlucio/aidmock/wiki/Motivation
>>
>> This project is a kind of experimental one, with a different idea, and
>> any feedback will be really welcome.
>>
>>
>> Hi Wilker,
>>
>> There have been numerous requests for a tool that would warn when mocking
>> method that don't exist, and I think it is great that you are working on
>> aidmock.
>>
>> In the Motivation wiki page, you say that you recommend using real objects
>> instead of mocks in all cases. I don't agree with this, as an important
>> basis for mock objects is the idea that we should mock roles, not objects
>> [1].
>>
>> I imagine that aidmock could work equally well with real objects and mock
>> objects if there were a hook to tell a mock what interfaces it is allowed to
>> stub. Something like:
>>
>> account = double('account').constrained_to(MyInterface)
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> [1] http://static.mockobjects.com/files/mockrolesnotobjects.pdf
>>
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