RSpec on IRB
Latest commit 5308984 Feb 29, 2012 @amatsuda version 0.0.2


Interactive RSpec

RSpec on IRB


Execute RSpec matchers in the console

> (1+1).should == 3


     Failure/Error: Unable to find matching line from backtrace
       expected: 3
            got: 2 (using ==)
     # (irb):2

Finished in 18.53 seconds
1 example, 1 failure

Failed examples:

rspec ./.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p334/gems/interactive_rspec-0.0.1/lib/interactive_rspec.rb:44 #
=> false

Let's call this the “interactive RSpec”.

Execute spec file(s) via running IRB session

> irspec 'path/to/spec_file_spec.rb'

The filename parameter matches to various shortcuts such as:

'spec/foo'    => spec/foo_spec.rb
'models/user' => spec/models/user_spec.rb
'controllers' => spec/controllers/**/*_spec.rb
:all          => **/*_spec.rb

How to start

Launch an interactive RSpec console via CLI

% irspec

Launch an interactive RSpec console via running IRB session

> require 'rubygems'
> require 'interactive_rspec'
> irspec

With Rails

Bundle interactive_rspec gem

gem 'interactive_rspec'

% bundle

Start up your Rails console

% rails c

Then it's done!

You can check how the matchers work:

> irspec
> => 'matz').should_not be_valid

You can run any of the existing spec files:

> irspec 'spec/requests/users_spec.rb'

You might notice that it runs suuuuper fast since irspec uses already loaded Rails process.

Contributing to Interactive RSpec

  • Fork, fix, then send me a pull request.


Copyright © 2011 Akira Matsuda. See MIT-LICENSE for further details.