So I have a working site and have a good amount of experience with Rails
from building it. I recently decided it was time to start writing
tests. Yeah, thanks, I know I should have done it earlier.
I’m jumping straight into integration tests because that’s what I need
right now. I’ll write other tests later.
I am really struggling with getting a simple test working. There seem
to be strange class loading issues, a subject that I’m not an expert in.
First it took me a while to figure out I had to have this line at the
head of my tests:
I’m passed that now though. Some tests work. For instance, I can do
follow_redirect! assert_response :success
But when I uncomment that assert_redirected_to line, I get an exception
(with abbreviated stack trace):
NameError: uninitialized constant ApplicationController
I also get an exception when I try to load one of my models, e.g.
This one is even stranger as my exception looks like this:
NoMethodError: undefined method `foobar’ for #User:0x362a324
Where foobar is a method in my User class which is always used in my
application (it’s a low level permissions thing) and is most definitely
What is going on here? It’s driving me nuts.