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Writing Rails testing articles seems to be quite popular at the moment; seeing as I’m often quite vocal about testing on the #caboose and #rubyonrails IRC rooms I felt it was about time I posted one of my own. I have a large series of articles on testing with Rails in the pipeline, but until that is done, here is a nice and simple tutorial for newcomers to BDD and RSpec – the first in a two-part article exploring the development of a typical Rails model, using BDD techniques and the RSpec framework. If you are interested in BDD and RSpec, or new to testing in general and want to learn how to iteratively develop a model test/spec-first, this is the article for you. Anatomy of a typical Rails-style test
[Updated for 0.9 on 2007/04/12] rspec-0.9’s ’spec/rails’ (RSpec on Rails) plugin lets you spec your views in complete isolation of any controllers. This means that you can spec your views even before there are any models or controllers!