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Applying RSpec Best Practises

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Kevin McKelvin
Rubyfuza 2013

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Applying RSpec Best Practises

  1. 1. Applying RSpec Best Practices Kevin McKelvin Rubyfuza 2013
  2. 2. Ground Rules• Tests must support OO principles• Tests must be technical documentation for the code
  3. 3. The Example Conway’s Game of LifeDeterministicZero Player Game
  4. 4. Be descriptive it “should work!” do end
  5. 5. The describe block describe Game do end Describe a Ruby Constant
  6. 6. The describe block describe Game do describe "#tick" do end end Prefix instance methods with # and class methods with .
  7. 7. The context blockdescribe Game do describe "#tick" do context "when given an empty world" do end endend Use contexts to find edge cases Start contexts with when or with
  8. 8. The it blockdescribe Game do describe "#tick" do context "when given an empty world" do it "returns an empty world" do end end endend “Do or do not, there is no try” - Yoda
  9. 9. Use RSpec Matchersdescribe Game do describe "#tick" do context "when given an empty world" do it "returns an empty world" do empty_world = World.new second_world = subject.tick( empty_world) second_world.empty?.must.equal true end end endend
  10. 10. Use RSpec Matchersdescribe Game do describe "#tick" do context "when given an empty world" do it "returns an empty world" do empty_world = World.new second_world = subject.tick( empty_world) second_world.must.be_empty end end endend
  11. 11. RSpec Settings.rspec --color --profile --format d
  12. 12. Running Your SpecsGame #tick when given an empty world returns an empty world when given a world with one cell returns an empty world when given a world with three adjacentcells returns a world with one cell
  13. 13. Remember TDDSupport Object Oriented best-practices SOLID Law of Demeter
  14. 14. Remember TDDDon’t test your framework
  15. 15. Remember TDDAvoid integration testing where possible
  16. 16. Remember TDDBe the first consumer of your public API
  17. 17. ResourcesRSpec:http://rspec.info/The RSpec Book:http://pragprog.com/book/achbd/the-rspec-bookBetter Specs:http://www.betterspecs.orgMustard:https://github.com/ryanb/mustard

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