[rspec-users] Test Design Question #2

Pat Maddox patmaddox at me.com
Thu Mar 31 03:53:42 EDT 2011


Use mocks to define your interface, not to define TCPSocket directly. I would suggest running a TCP server just to test your wrapping object.

Pat


On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:34 AM, Curtis j Schofield wrote:

> I am designing a test around a class that interacts with TCPSocket - I
> have used a mock and have asserted as minimal an interface as I can -
> centered around the IO methods.
> 
> Should i be using a stub instead and stub on open and read - instead
> of mock with open, read , close and so forth.
> 
> Is there a good pattern for testing TCP servers in a unit-oriented way?
> 
> I could make a micro server in the test - but that seems to be not
> what i really want.
> 
> 
> Thank you
> 
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