Evan Weaver on 13 Sep 2007 22:40:21 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] rspec slides

  • From: "Evan Weaver" <evan@cloudbur.st>
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  • Subject: Re: [PhillyOnRails] rspec slides
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 18:40:12 -0400
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On 9/13/07, Cassius Rosenthal <cassius@xmodulation.com> wrote:

>   user.login.length.should be_close( 8, 4 )

>   validates_length_of :login, :within => 4..12

Do you really write tests like this? I think Jay Levitt's post is
applicable: http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rspec-users/2007-September/002973.html

My tests are always micro workflows (in Test::Unit or test/spec)
rather than perfectly coupled unit tests. In both of these examples
you are basically testing whether 8 + 4 = 12. Why not test some actual
usernames of various edge lengths, instead?


Evan Weaver
Cloudburst, LLC
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