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How I learned to test my Rails applications, Part 1: Introduction #rails

How I learned to test my Rails applications, Part 1: Introduction March 12, 2012 Ruby on Rails and automated testing go hand in hand. Rails ships with a built-in test framework; if it’s not to your liking you can replace it with one of your liking (as I write this, Ruby Toolbox lists 32 projects under the Testing Frameworks category). So yeah, testing’s pretty important in Rails—yet many people developing in Rails are either not testing their projects at all, or at best only adding a few token specs on model validations. There are several reasons for this. Perhaps working with Ruby or web frameworks is a novel enough concept; adding an extra layer of work seems like just that—extra work. Or maybe there is a perceived time constraint—spending time on writing tests takes time away from writing the features our clients or bosses demand. Or maybe the habit of defining “test” a...

Full article: http://everydayrails.com/2012/03/12/testing-series-intro....

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