[rspec-users] Test Spies for RSpec 2

Tom Stuart tom at therye.org
Fri Jan 21 12:02:14 EST 2011


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If the idea of having to say 'stubs(:method)' for every method that you're going to call and verify, give my new mocking library Matahari a go: https://github.com/mortice/matahari

It's brand new and deficient in many ways but I'm planning on improving it and it sounds like we appreciate the same things about spies, so maybe a good fit.
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On 21 Jan 2011, at 15:29, JDeville wrote:

> Scott, check out Bourne.  It's an add on to mocha that gives you
> spies.  I'm using it, and like it a lot.
> 
> On Dec 2 2010, 8:53 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 2, 2010, at 1:44 AM, Scott Bellware wrote:
>> 
>>> I've tried three test spy mocking frameworks for RSpec that I know of.
>>> Presently, all three (Not A Mock, RR, rspec-spies) don't work with
>>> RSpec 2.
>> 
>> Have you contacted the maintainers of the projects that offer spies? I'm a bit surprised they haven't updated to support RSpec-2, which was in beta since March (plenty of time for downstream libs to update).
>> 
>>> Does anyone have a line on any other mocking frameworks for RSpec 2
>>> that allow theAAAstyle to be supported?
>> 
>> I was only aware of those three.
>> 
>>> I'm really hoping to not have to roll off everything I've learned and
>>> put into practice about test/spec structure over the past four years
>>> and fall back to traditional mocking. Any pointers to any hint of a
>>> possible solution would be greatly helpful.
>> 
>> Have you considered contributing a patch to your preferred spy extension? The frameworks they depend on (expectations and mocks) didn't really change in any significant way, so I doubt it would be that complicated to get any of them working.
>> 
>> FWIW,
>> David
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