Tutes on testing controllers

hello spec’ers,

i’m in the hunt for guides on testing controllers with rspec, would
you guys recommend any?

thanks
Oliver


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On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Oliver B.
[email protected] wrote:

hello spec’ers,

i’m in the hunt for guides on testing controllers with rspec, would
you guys recommend any?

Oldie but goodie (I hope) -
http://evang.eli.st/blog/2007/9/15/easy-controller-tests-and-expressing-intent-through-expectations

Pat

thanks pat, it’s still a good primer :wink:

I’m getting a better handle at it, but I’m still confused as to how to
test assigment of associated objects. for instance, how do I test this
(using attachment_fu)?

@work.image = @image

2008/3/11, Pat M. [email protected]:

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On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Oliver B.
[email protected] wrote:

thanks pat, it’s still a good primer :wink:

I’m getting a better handle at it, but I’m still confused as to how to
test assigment of associated objects. for instance, how do I test this
(using attachment_fu)?

@work.image = @image

You could either use an interaction-based or state-based test.

it “should assign the work image” do
@mock_work.should_receive(:image=).with(@mock_image)
end

it “should assign the work image” do
Work.find(3).image.should_not be_nil
end

The basic idea is that you’re specifying that it receives a method
call that you know works, or you can verify some state that should be
true once the action has taken place.

hth

Pat

I see. I had gotten to trying the first way you suggested (haven’t
tried the second yet):

  it "should assign an image to the work" do
   @work.should_receive(:image=).with(@image)
  end

but I got the following error:

should assign an image to the work
Mock ‘Work_1002’ expected :image= with (#<Image:0x19e8094
@name=“Image_1001”>) once, but received it 0 times

though in the actual controller @work does receive it:

def create
@work = @category.works.build(params[:work])
@image = Image.new(params[:image])
@work.image = @image
respond_to do |format|
if @image.save and @work.save
flash[:notice] = ‘Work was successfully created.’
format.html { redirect_to
admin_category_work_path(@category,@work) }
else
format.html { render :action => “new” }
end
end
end

I’m sure I’m missing something here…

2008/3/13, Pat M. [email protected]:

@work.image = @image

end
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And the other thing I am not seeing … you are calling create
somewhere in the spec?

Always a good idea to post all the code :slight_smile:

Cheers
Shane

On 14/03/2008, at 12:55 PM, Oliver B. wrote:

Mock ‘Work_1002’ expected :image= with (#<Image:0x19e8094
flash[:notice] = ‘Work was successfully created.’

this

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Are u stubbing Image.new and returning @image?? otherwise I think the
error is accurately complaining that it did not receive :image= with
the object that you have said.

Cheers
Shane

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Mock ‘Work_1002’ expected :image= with (#<Image:0x19e8094
flash[:notice] = ‘Work was successfully created.’

this

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On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Oliver B.
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Mock ‘Work_1002’ expected :image= with (#<Image:0x19e8094
flash[:notice] = ‘Work was successfully created.’
format.html { redirect_to admin_category_work_path(@category,@work) }
else
format.html { render :action => “new” }
end
end
end

I’m sure I’m missing something here…

In all likelihood, you’re not stubbing the call to
@category.works.build, and instead are just letting Rails do its
thing. You need to take control of the objects if you want to make
interaction verifications of them.

Read through some of the documentation starting at
http://rspec.info/documentation/mocks/ and see if you can grok it.
Feel free to ask more questions if you run into trouble.

Pat

should have posted the code, sorry about that :slight_smile:

http://pastie.caboo.se/165708

I was actually posting to :create, but hadn’t added do_post() to the
example :stuck_out_tongue:
adding it solved this specific problem, thanks. hope the pastie helps
another newb out

2008/3/13, Shane M. [email protected]:

On 14/03/2008, at 12:55 PM, Oliver B. wrote:

respond_to do |format|
I’m sure I’m missing something here…

how to
@mock_work.should_receive(:image=).with(@mock_image)
hth

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thanks, will do - I am still wrapping my mind around mocks and stubs
indeed :slight_smile:

2008/3/13, Pat M. [email protected]:

@image = Image.new(params[:image])

Feel free to ask more questions if you run into trouble.

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I got the spec and controller minimally working now, here’s the code
paste for both in full.

http://pastie.caboo.se/165743

still working on it, any suggestions on possible improvements would be
greatly appreciated.

2008/3/14, Oliver B. [email protected]:

tried the second yet):

  else

thing. You need to take control of the objects if you want to make
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