I’ve been working on ROR just for 4 months. I am naive in writing test
cases. I heard that one has to start with unit tests. So, I am
confused to where and how to start with. Any materials available or
any guides which helps me with some examples also.
Thanks in advance
If you are using scaffolding to create your models and controllers
then you have the test files for each model and controller already
created within “test” directory.
Thie rails wiki is always a good starting point:
First I should thank you for the quick response.
I am not using scaffolding to create controllers and models. So i dont
test files for them. But I used scaffolding just to try it. I am aware
how those test files are like.
But if I have to write a unit test case for a existing controller, how
should I start with. Should I proceed method by method. Can we be
for a method to write a test case. Like, can we just analyze a function
the model, testing it for its inputs and outputs etc.
created within "test" directory.
> I've been working on ROR just for 4 months. I am naive in
> cases. I heard that one has to start with unit tests. So, I am
> confused to where and how to start with. Any materials
> any guides which helps me with some examples also.
> Thanks in advance
My understanding is that the unit tests are really for testing of the
model and any methods in in. I understand that the controllers are
tested using the functional tests and combinations with the integration
tests. I have only gotten as far as the unit tests so far and I have
only written unit tests for cases where I have added methods to the
My understanding could be wrong but it is what I understand.
Provided, there exists a method which gets the data from the table of
model. It takes some variables. While fetching the data, it interacts
other tables also. We have 2 to 3 different queries which are
Meaning by result from one query are used in the next. How one should
writing a test for it?
What aspects should be tested?
I am confused, dunno where to start?
Any help is much appreciated.
I wrote a series of blog posts that might help demystify unit testing
It starts here: