[rspec-users] How to test a Rails 3 metal controller?
dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 09:36:49 EDT 2011
On Mar 22, 2011, at 7:50 AM, Thibaut Barrère <thibaut.barrere at gmail.com> wrote:
> I could not find an easy solution to this question: how can I properly
> test an Rails controller action?
> We were trying to run the following test:
> get :show, :id => 'hello'
> response.should redirect_to("http://www.google.com")
> But we got:
> undefined method `formats=' for #<LinksController:0x00000104000b40>
> After reading a couple of blog posts, we tried this work-around:
> class LinksController
> include ActionController::UrlFor
> include ActionController::Testing
> include Rails.application.routes.url_helpers
> include AbstractController::ViewPaths
> It works only partially, we're now stuck with the limits of our monkey-
> patching and get the following error:
> undefined method `protected_instance_variables' for
> Well - is there a clean way to test our a Rails metal with RSpec?
Use a request spec (in spec/requests) instead of a controller spec.
> Thanks for your support!
> -- Thibaut
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