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= rspec_validation_expectations
Adds several handy expectations for testing ActiveRecord model validations.
== Dependencies
Depends on validation_reflection plugin:
script/plugin install git://
== Installation
Install the gem directly:
gem sources -a (you only have to do this once)
sudo gem install pelargir-rspec_validation_expectations
Or install the gem in your Rails project:
gem sources -a
script/plugin install pelargir-rspec_validation_expectations
Or clone the project:
git clone git://
== Usage
Ensure that validations and assocations are properly defined in your models:
describe User do
it_should_validate_presence_of :first_name, :last_name, :email
it_should_validate_numericality_of :zip
it_should_validate_uniqueness_of :email
it_should_validate_inclusion_of :gender, :in => %w(Male Female)
# tests that User.count increases by 1
it_should_be_createable :with => {:first_name => 'Ed', :last_name => 'The Duck', :email => ''}
it_should_belong_to :employer
it_should_have_many :friends, :romans, :countrymen
it_should_have_one :account
it_should_have_and_belong_to_many :comments
Which gives you:
ruby script/spec --format s spec/models/user_spec.rb:
- should validate presence of first name
- should validate presence of last name
- should validate presence of email
- should validate numericality of zip
- should validate uniqueness of email
- should validate inclusion of gender as one of Male or Female
- should be creatable
- should belong to employer
- should have many friends
- should have many romans
- should have many countrymen
- should have one account
- should have and belong to many comments
== Resources
Author: Matthew Bass