Learning ROR testing

Can anyone suggest an advanced resource for learning proper ROR testing?
I’ve been writing web apps with ROR for nearly a year now but have been
neglecting to write the proper test suites as I’m not sure exactly what
requires a test and what doesn’t, which leaves me fearing I’ll spend
twice
as much time writing tests as actual code.

Thanks!

On Apr 21, 2013 10:53 AM, “ROR User” [email protected] wrote:

Can anyone suggest an advanced resource for learning proper ROR testing?
I’ve been writing web apps with ROR for nearly a year now but have been
neglecting to write the proper test suites as I’m not sure exactly what
requires a test and what doesn’t, which leaves me fearing I’ll spend
twice
as much time writing tests as actual code.

The RSpec book from pragprog actually spends a bit of time discussing
rails
testing using both cucumber and rspec, but i would not call it
definitive.

Rails Test Prescriptions is quite good, but also not definitive.

A full and proper test suite for a Rails app is difficult in my view
after
the fact, primarily because so much of code might be written in a way
that
makes testing it difficult. OTOH, starting in on one at this stage is a
great opportunity to go back through your code and refactor it. There
are
very few cases where refactoring for testability doesn’t also improve
cohesiveness, decrease coupling, discovering pieces that would be better
provided as gems or services to the app, performance, and if this app is
to
be used long term, maintainability, and decreasing bit rot.

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM, tamouse mailing lists <
[email protected]> wrote:

The RSpec book from pragprog actually spends a bit of time discussing
rails testing using both cucumber and rspec, but i would not call it
definitive.

Have you used mini test? Do you recommend rspec to start? I just want
some
comments about. What kind of testing tools do you use?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Javier

On Apr 22, 2013 6:52 AM, “Javier Q.” [email protected] wrote:

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM, tamouse mailing lists <
[email protected]> wrote:

The RSpec book from pragprog actually spends a bit of time discussing
rails testing using both cucumber and rspec, but i would not call it
definitive.

Have you used mini test? Do you recommend rspec to start? I just want
some comments about. What kind of testing tools do you use?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Javier

I use rspec and I do recommend it to start. Also capybara for route and
integration testing, and cucumber/gherkin for externally driven testing
through cuke/capy with poltergeist/phantomjs. I also use watir for some
external test scripts.