Preferred place for methods used by both rspec and cucumber?

Hi,

I have some helper methods such as:

def mock_omniauth
OmniAuth.config.test_mode = true
OmniAuth.config.mock_auth[:facebook] = facebook_user
end

def facebook_user
@facebook_user ||=
HashWithIndifferentAccess.new(YAML.load(File.read("#{Rails.root}/test/fixtures/fb_user.yml")))
end

that I want to use in both cucumber step definitions and rspec. Is
there a
preferred place to store this code, or is it standard practice to just
define
them in a module in config/inititalizers and include that in both
cucumber’s
env.rb and rspec’s spec_helper.rb?

Thanks.

Patrick J. Collins
http://collinatorstudios.com

On Sep 22, 2011, at 4:35 AM, Patrick J. Collins wrote:

@facebook_user ||=
HashWithIndifferentAccess.new(YAML.load(File.read("#{Rails.root}/test/fixtures/fb_user.yml")))
end

that I want to use in both cucumber step definitions and rspec. Is there a
preferred place to store this code,

This doesn’t come up that often so there is no established convention.
I’ve put such code in files in spec/support and included it from the
features directory before. I’m sure the other way round would work just
fine.

or is it standard practice to just define
them in a module in config/inititalizers and include that in both cucumber’s
env.rb and rspec’s spec_helper.rb?

config/initializers is about application initialization IMO, so I
wouldn’t put this material there.

Anybody else?

David

On 2011-09-21 9:35 PM, Patrick J. Collins wrote:

@facebook_user ||=
HashWithIndifferentAccess.new(YAML.load(File.read("#{Rails.root}/test/fixtures/fb_user.yml")))
http://collinatorstudios.com
I agree with David that config/initializers isn’t the right place as
that would load test-related code into your application in production.

I create a folder in Rails.root for shared code and then require it as
necessary in RSpec and Cucumber. My current directory name is
test_support, which I’m not terribly fond of, but doesn’t really matter
so I haven’t wasted the brain energy to rename it. The benefit of
keeping shared code in a folder external to both tools is I can totally
remove one tool without the other breaking. If you keep the shared code
inside one or the other, you have to be careful about changing whichever
one hosts the shared code.

Peace.

I use spec/support or Rails.root/bdd_support

not a big deal really. just pick a place and require em

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