I am missing something here. Using PostgreSQL, when I remove this line from the rake task, I don't see the DB being populated although I do invoke create! on some models. When I use debug(@some_instance) I see its id gets increased, so there is definitely some data already in the DB. Why can't I see anything in the DB? Is it possible to mock models so that the rake features doesn't have to recreate the test DB each time to speed things up? I am interested in replacing controller specs by webrat features. I prefer the webrat's black box approach more for testing controllers and views. Would it be possible to have autotest trigger "rake features"?
on 2008-11-05 00:16
on 2008-11-05 00:27
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Fernando Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I am missing something here. Using PostgreSQL, when I remove this line > from the rake task, I don't see the DB being populated although I do > invoke create! on some models. > Vanilla Rails test:* tasks do the same, as do the rspec:* tasks. db:test:prepare is a shortcut for running all the migrations from the first to the last. If you write a functional Test::Unit test and run rake test:functionals - do you still have problems? If so - this is likely not related to Cucumber.
on 2008-11-05 00:36
Fernando Perez wrote: > I believe this can be explained by transactions. Cucumber wraps it's scenarios in ActiveRecord transactions (when in a rails app.) Most DBs by default will not allow you to see data that has been inserted until the transaction is committed. You may disable the transactions if you wish by commenting out the following line in env.rb: Cucumber::Rails.use_transactional_fixtures If you want to place data in your DB before cucumber is ran you could consider Zach's suggestion here: http://www.continuousthinking.com/2008/7/17/using-... > I am interested in replacing controller specs by webrat features. I > prefer the webrat's black box approach more for testing controllers and > views. > > Would it be possible to have autotest trigger "rake features"? > The latest version of cucumber (master from github-- not released yet) currently does it. But that default behavior might change in the future. (Reason being is that cucumber features are application level tests and may be too slow for the regular red->green->refactor cycle that autotest/autospec offers.) -Ben
on 2008-11-05 01:19
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:25 PM, aslak hellesoy <email@example.com>wrote: > db:test:prepare is a shortcut for running all the migrations from the > first to the last. > Not quite. db:test:prepare just copies the schema from the development database to the test database. It aborts if there are any pending migrations, but it doesn't actually run any. That's why any data population in a migration does not get done in the test db. ///ark