This "newsletter" is just part of the contents of http://wiki.github.com/ironruby/ironruby/contributing for your reading convenience, filtered down to projects with an updated status since last time. A number of the projects have made good progress since a few weeks ago. Please take a look at the projects that interest you, give feedback to the project owners for bugs or features you care about, and discuss ways of being involved if you are interested. Regards, Shri Mixing Ruby mocking with .NET mocking frameworks Mark Ryall, Ivan Porto Carrero Investigated Moq and NMock and found that they were not a good match. A project called Caricature<http://github.com/casualjim/caricature/> has been started to implement mocking directly in IronRuby Hpricot<http://github.com/nrk/ironruby-hpricot/> Daniele Alessandri Status: the master branch (compatible with Hpricot 0.6.164) and the 0.7_experimental branch (compatible with Hpricot 0.8.1) in the repository both pass all the tests of the original Hpricot test suite, what is left is a major clean up and some refinements to the code. Json<http://github.com/nrk/ironruby-json> Daniele Alessandri Status: it somewhat works but needs to be tested, so bugs are expected at this stage. A rewriting of the original definition file for Ragel is planned to improve the C# code of the ParserEngine class which currently is not so object oriented. IRDb<http://github.com/rvernagus/irdb> Project State: Alpha Developer(s): Ray Vernagus<http://github.com/rvernagus> A Ruby wrapper on top of the .NET Data Provider Model.<http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a6cd7c08.aspx> This wrapper will become the basis for an ActiveRecord adapter giving IronRuby developers the ability to use the ActiveRecord gem with their choice of database. Rails<http://rubyonrails.org> Jimmy Schementi, Ray Vernagus Details status about setting up Rails, running the unit tests, etc, is at http://www.ironruby.net/Documentation/Rails. OpenSSL<http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/openssl/rdoc... Jirapong Nanta Status: There are about 330 methods for OpenSSL library. Less than ten RubySpec<http://wiki.github.com/ironruby/ironruby/rubyspec> are available. The focus of the project will be implementation the functionality that is needed for RubyGems and Rails scenarios. e.g. OpenSSL::X509::Certificate. Current results of running mspec ci library\openssl can be found here<http://gist.github.com/100649>. Work process: * Checkout ruby 1.8 source code * review OpenSsl implementation in C (ruby_1_8\ext\openssl) * review OpenSsl usage in RubyGems (e.g. rubygems\lib\rubygems\gem_openssl.rb) * write RubySpec * implement a wrapper to System.Security.Cryptography namespaces * Refactor < - > Push Some useful documentations can be found at http://technorama.net/~oss/ruby/openssl/doc/ Porting SOAP Weather Widget<http://silverlight.net/community/gallerydetail.asp... Shay Friedman Status - project was created, started porting the Silverlight code. RubyGems Shri Borde, Jirapong Nanta We have reduced the number of failueres from 200+ down to about 20. The current results are here<http://gist.github.com/92738>. The tests can now be run from a Dev.bat<http://wiki.github.com/ironruby/ironruby/devbat> environment, and will soon be part of continuous integration. So this project is mostly wrapping up (successfully). Cucumber Chamini Gallage Blocking IronRuby bug has been fixed. Need to try again with a newer IronRuby version
on 2009-05-07 21:23
on 2009-05-10 03:01
Hi everyone, Ivan and I have taken the interesting approach to collaboration by each working on our own subtly different mock objects implementation, communicating regularly and stealing each other's ideas where necessary. I released my crude attempt yesterday in case anyone wants to play around with it: gem install markryall-orangutan (from gems.github.com) or gem install orangutan (from rubyforge) At this stage, you can only create stubs that implement a clr interface (as well as pure ruby stubs) and then tell them how to behave (return values, raise errors and yield values). I'll add subclassing of clr classes and a nicer DSL for checking what actually happened. See http://github.com/markryall/orangutan/tree/master and http://github.com/casualjim/caricature/tree/master Before long, we'll combine our efforts into one super mock object library that will mock objects like they've never been mocked before. Mark.
on 2009-05-10 10:09
Yesterday I actually finished my implementation I think. I will probably need to add some more matchers and expectations.I'm now documenting the thing, creating the gemspecs and applying to rubyforge so that I can release the gem on rubyforge too. >From the start I wanted to do away with names like mock, stub, record, replay, verify etc. Instead I took the advice from Roy Osherhove and went with a name of Isolator (Isolation might be better though) for creating a mock. An Isolator will create what in Rhino.Mocks would be called a PartialDynamicMock :) In Moq it would be the Loose mocking strategy. The naming of the methods for creating mocks is the one that JP Boodhoo proposed WhenToldTo and WasToldTo. To specify a stub/expectation on a mock you have one and only one way of doing that with the method called when_told_to. Then when you're asserting you can use the was_told_to method mock = Isolator.for(Ninja) mock.when_told_to(:attack) do |exp| exp.with(:shuriken) exp.return(3) end Battle.new(mock) battle.combat mock.was_told_to?(:attack).should.be.successful Caricature handles interfaces, interface inheritance, CLR objects, CLR object instances, Ruby classes and instances of Ruby classes. I only embarked on this project because I really want to get IronRubyMVC spec'ed with a ruby testing framework, on the other hand it has been good fun. So now I'm trying to find out if people actually want more from a mocking library than setting expectations, verifying those expectations on arguments and/or number of times called. I find that when I use mocking I tend to stay away of the fancy stuff and that it was this fancy stuff that confused the hell out of me in the beginning because I needed to give it a place (which turned out to be oblivion :) ) Along with all the confusion that grew out of StrictMock, DynamicMock, PartialMock and Stub. So if anybody is up to reviewing the code please do. I welcome all suggestions, issue submissions etc. I couldn't add support for events yet and commented out the spec that tests that. I saw a tweet passing by from Curt where he was too tired to test the event support. Then downloaded the latest git but it still won't work. Do I need to submit a bug for that or just be a little bit more patient ? --- Met vriendelijke groeten - Best regards - Salutations Ivan Porto Carrero GSM: +32.486.787.582 Blog: http://flanders.co.nz Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualjim Author of IronRuby in Action (http://manning.com/carrero) Bernard Baruch<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/bernar... - "Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."