Newbie going blind on test from book


#1

Hi all,

I’m working on the rails book and the test definition shown further
below
gives the following error.

test_read_with_hash(ProductTest):
NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn’t expect it!
You might have expected an instance of Array.
The error occured while evaluating nil.[]
test/unit/product_test.rb:45:in `test_read_with_hash’

4 tests, 15 assertions, 0 failures, 1 errors

def test_read_with_hash
assert_kind_of Product, @product
vc_book = @products[“version_control_book”] << line 45
assert_equal vc_book[“id”], @product.id
assert_equal vc_book[“title”], @product.title
assert_equal vc_book[“description”], @product.description
assert_equal vc_book[“image_url”], @product.image_url
assert_equal vc_book[“price”], @product.price
assert_equal vc_book[“date_available”],
@product.date_available_before_type_cast
end

Fixture in question:

version_control_book:
id: 1
title: Pragmatic Version Control
description: How to use version control
image_url: http://…/sk_svn_small.jpg
price: 29.95
date_available: 2005-01-26 00:00:00

I’m clueless … Thanx a lot

Regards,

Gerard.


“Who cares if it doesn’t do anything? It was made with our new
Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process …”

My $Grtz =~ Gerard;
~
:wq!


#2

On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Gerard wrote:

4 tests, 15 assertions, 0 failures, 1 errors

def test_read_with_hash
assert_kind_of Product, @product
vc_book = @products[“version_control_book”] << line 45
^
^
^
take this away

-a

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#3

Regretfully that wasn’t it, althought the reply signs "> " had me
confused
somewhat I tried several. Removing any quotes or brackets results in
syntax
errors so that doesn’t improve.

I also tried the @products in single form @product, but that still gets
the
error:

test_read_with_hash(ProductTest):
NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn’t expect it!
You might have expected an instance of Array.
The error occured while evaluating nil.[]
test/unit/product_test.rb:45:in `test_read_with_hash’

4 tests, 15 assertions, 0 failures, 1 errors

Regards,

Gerard.

On Friday 09 December 2005 01:43, removed_email_address@domain.invalid tried to type
something like:

                    take this away

-a


“Who cares if it doesn’t do anything? It was made with our new
Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process …”

My $Grtz =~ Gerard;
~
:wq!