Friday, July 11, 2008

A stupid reason I like shoulda

I've been interested shoulda for a while but hadn't played around with it until today. I really like the idea of seperate contexts and not having to name methods stuff like "test_process_should_create_record_if_one_doesnt_exist". With some playing around though, I found out that shoulda helps me work around a bug I found in flexmock and rails where the teardown method wasn't getting called correctly in my tests.

As an addendum to that mailing list post, I get this output:

Loaded suite test/unit/test_shoulda_test
inside setup
inside test
inside teardown
Finished in 0.069689 seconds.

1 tests, 1 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

... when I run this code:

require File.join( File.dirname(__FILE__), '..', 'test_helper' )
require 'test/unit'
require 'flexmock/test_unit'

class TestTest < Test::Unit::TestCase
context "This test" do
setup do
$stderr.puts "inside setup"

teardown do
$stderr.puts "inside teardown"

should "pass" do
$stderr.puts "inside test"
assert true

Thanks shoulda!

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