I'm having a problem using mock objects in development (not testing). I have a class called User. In order to log in, User has to connect to an external IMAP server and authenticate. I don't want to do this during development. So, I created a mock User in tests/mock/development that went something like this: require 'models/user' class User def login_to_external_server :success end end In this case, it should override User's method 'login_to_external_server', but maintain the rest of its functionality. This is not the case. When I try to use it in my application, it pretends like it knows nothing about the real user, and login_to_external_server is the only function it knows. Am I doing something wrong?
on 2006-01-04 22:33
on 2006-01-04 22:43
> require 'models/user' I changed this line to require_dependency 'models/user' and now it works.
on 2006-01-04 22:48
Chris E. wrote: > class User > login_to_external_server is the only function it knows. Am I doing > something wrong? > Yeah man, indeed a mock class hides your original class. In the mock class you should define ALL the methods needed for your app to work. Not only the method that you think is the one that will have external effects.