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Rspec Api Blueprint

Autogeneration of API documentation using the Blueprint format from request specs.

You can find more about Blueprint at http://apiblueprint.org

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rspec_api_blueprint', require: false

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rspec_api_blueprint

Usage

In your spec_helper.rb file add

require 'rspec_api_blueprint'

Write tests using the following convention:

  • Tests must be placed in spec/requests folder or they have to be tagged with type: :request
  • Top level descriptions are named after the model (plural form) followed by the word “Requests”. For a example model called Arena it would be “Arenas Requests”.
  • Second level descriptions are actions in the form of “VERB path”. For the show action of the Arenas controller it would be “GET /arenas/{id}”.

Example:

describe 'Arenas Requests' do
  describe 'GET /v1/arenas/{id}' do
    it 'responds with the requested arena' do
      arena = create :arena, foursquare_id: '5104'
      get v1_arena_path(arena)

      response.status.should eq(200)
    end
  end
end

The output:

# GET /v1/arenas/{id}

+ Response 200 (application/json)

    {
      "arena": {
        "id": "4e9dbbc2-830b-41a9-b7db-9987735a0b2a",
        "name": "Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant",
        "latitude": 40.721294,
        "longitude": -73.983994,
        "foursquare_id": "5104"
      }
    }

Caveats

401, 403 and 301 statuses are ignored since rspec produces a undesired output.

TODO: Add option to choose ignored statuses.

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

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