Speccing module which should be included in controller


#1

Dear all,

I have a module ApiAccessControl which is included in all controllers
which deal with the API. It sees if the users is valid, logs etc etc.

I want to see if this module does what it is supposed to but I dont
want to test that in every single controller dealing with the API. So
I created a file api_access_control_spec.rb with this content:

require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/spec_helper’

class ApiAccessControlTestController < ApplicationController
include ApiAccessControl
end

describe ApiAccessControlTestController do
describe “without valid credentials” do
it “should respond with a 401 Unauthorized on the GET ‘index’” do
get “index”
response.response_code.should == 401
end
end
end

This works by the grace that my routes file has a fallback map.connect
‘:controller/:action/:id’. I never use that fallback only for this
particular test. Is there anyway to get rid of this entry in my
routes.rb?

I tried something like this is a before block:
ActionController::Routing::RouteSet.new.add_route(“index”, :controller
=> “api_access_control_test”, :action => “index”)

But that doesn’t seem to work. How do you guys test this sort of
stuff?

Harm


#2

On 18 Mar 2009, at 12:03, Harm wrote:

end

But that doesn’t seem to work. How do you guys test this sort of
stuff?

Harm

See this thread:
http://www.nabble.com/How-to-Spec-a-Module-to-be-used-in-a-Controller-td20128726.html

It’s slow though.

Matt W.
http://blog.mattwynne.net
http://www.songkick.com


#3

On Mar 18, 2009, at 5:03 AM, Harm wrote:

This works by the grace that my routes file has a fallback map.connect
‘:controller/:action/:id’. I never use that fallback only for this
particular test. Is there anyway to get rid of this entry in my
routes.rb?

map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id’ if RAILS_ENV == ‘test’

yahtzee