How to test a ruby class


#1

Hi: I just installed Ruby and have FreeRIDE open. In Ruby, is there a
method comparable to the “main” method in java that will run the class for
testing?
I would like to run my class from the IDE.

Thanks,
Doug

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#2

On Feb 10, 2006, at 2:08 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi: I just installed Ruby and have FreeRIDE open. In Ruby, is
there a
method comparable to the “main” method in java that will run the
class for
testing?
I would like to run my class from the IDE.

An alternative to ad-hoc testing in an IDE or via the command line is
using independent, repeatable tests, i.e., unit testing. Mike C.
has a good, brief introduction to unit tests as learning tests here:
http://www.clarkware.com/cgi/blosxom/2005/03/18. Also, you can find
the docs for Test::Unit, Ruby’s built-in unit testing framework,
here: http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/test/unit/rdoc/classes/
Test/Unit.html.

Regards,
Craig


#3

DÅ?a Piatok 10 Február 2006 20:08 removed_email_address@domain.invalid napísal:

Hi: I just installed Ruby and have FreeRIDE open. In Ruby, is there a
method comparable to the “main” method in java that will run the class
for testing?
I would like to run my class from the IDE.

Thanks,
Doug

My two cents follow: I can’t stand the very sight of people making a
script or
class executable for the sake of testing - main() methods and the like
are
supposed to execute a standalone program, and that’s that. If you want
to
test, then do it properly, create a separate hierarchy of files with
unit
tests. It’s just as easy, if not easier to write, and you don’t clutter
your
business logic with test code.

David V.