Archive for November 2010
Sometimes I am fond of creating inheritance chains for tests, which is easy in Java or C# say, but not quite as obvious in rspec.
Define and register a base class
It just needs to inherit from Spec::Example::ExampleGroup so it’s runnable.
require 'spec/example/example_group' class UnitTest < Spec::Example::ExampleGroup protected def you_can_call_this end end Spec::Example::ExampleGroupFactory.register(:unit_test, UnitTest)
Set the type when describing
describe 'By supplying the :type', :type => :unit_test do it 'this example group inherits from whatever class you supply as :type' do self.protected_methods.should include('you_can_call_this') end end
You now have common base class to your specifications.