Set up your local environment with Ruby; 1.8.7 is acceptable, but 1.9.2+ is preferred.
To find out if you have Ruby, run
ruby -v in a console; if you get 1.8.7, 1.9.2 or 1.9.3 back, you're fine. If not, you either need to [http://beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/](install RVM), or just
apt-get install ruby1.9.1 if you're using Debian/Ubuntu and feeling really lazy.
(OS X has Ruby 1.8.7 by default, which is fine; if you want to upgrade anyway you should follow this guide and install it via homebrew. I can't help you if you're running Windows, sorry, but you should maybe try RubyInstaller.)
$ gem install bundler $ git clone git://github.com/damncabbage/pilfering-gems-examples.git $ cd pilfering-gems-examples/timecop/ruby $ bundle install # Installs rspec and timecop for this example.
Running the Test Cases
From within that same
pilfering-gems-examples/timecop/ruby directory, run the specs:
$ bundle exec rspec spec
If all has gone well, you'll get a list of green examples looking something like:
Competition should reject early entries should accept timely entries should reject late entries Finished in 0.00056 seconds 3 examples, 0 failures
The test cases are in
Entry classes themselves are under
If you're already learning Ruby, try writing a test case; a good one to try would be to make sure that you can't set up a competition date with an Close date earlier than an Open date. Google
should raise_error if you get stuck trying to tell RSpec to expect an error.