Getting started with RSpec in Rails 3.2
7. February, 2012 Leave a comment
Installing RSpec with Rails is pretty straight forward. The only task left since Bundler is to add RSpec to the Gemfile. And there is more good news, there is a special RSpec gem for Rails which has some handy shortcuts ready for you, I’ll be showing you some of those in future blog entries.
Quickest way is to append the gem to the Gemfile using the Console or Terminal just execute the following command in your project root directory(1):
echo "gem "rspec-rails", :group => [:test, :development]" >> Gemfile
Once you appended the RSpec gem install the gem via bundler i.e.
We now got a new Rails generator commands:
So lets install RSpec for our Rails project by running the following command
rails g rspec:install
This will setup the RSpec environment in your Rails directory. Now we are ready to start cranking out RSpec tested code.
You may have noticed that we did not only add the gem to the test group but additionally to the development. You may ask yourself why? Well by adding it to the development group we get some more RSpec goodness. If you now use e.g.:
rails g model Something some_name some_description invoke active_record create db/migrate/20120207071500_create_somethings.rb create app/models/something.rb invoke rspec create spec/models/something_spec.rb
Your Rails generator will automatically generate you the RSpec spec file. Let the BDD begin..
(1)Or just simply open the Gemfile in the editor of choice and add the line:
gem "rspec-rails", :group => [:test, :development]