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RubyTapas Freebie: Gem Love Part 2

I have a few ongoing miniseries in RubyTapas. In this, the second installment of a miniseries chronicling the creation of a Rubygems plugin and an associated server, I touch on a number of topics including acceptance testing, the shellwords standard library, the TDD rhythm, and the DataMapper ORM.

New maintainer needed for NullDB

NullDB, for those who don’t know, is a null backend for ActiveRecord. Unlike RSpec’s stub_object, rather than raise an exception on DB access, will NullDB DB interactions simply become no-ops. This is handy for things like testing after_save hooks in isolation. Myron Marston has done a stellar job shepherding it through the Rails 3 transition, but […]

Testing that a block is called

CapnKernul asks: Hey Avdi. How would you test that a method’s provided block is called in RSpec? Would you stub #to_proc (for &block) and mock #call? Typically the way I test that a block is called goes something like this:

That’s for the simple case of just checking if the block is called. When […]

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