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RSpec Outlines

Cuke-style scenario outlines for RSpec.

Example

describe User do
  outline "should validate correctly" do
    @user = Factory(:user, name => value)
    @user.errors[name].should == message
  end

  fields :name    , :value, :message
  values :name    , ""    , "name is required"
  values :password, ""    , "password is required"
  values :password, "hi"  , "password too weak"
end

This defines 3 examples. Each one consists of the block given to outline, with name and value set to the values given in the table below it.

Usage

As in the example above, use outline to define a spec outline, fields to declare the variables, and values to create an example with the given values bound to those variables.

There are also some tricks you can play with outline.

Substitutions in example descriptions

Use :foo in the description of an outline to substitute the value foo from the table:

outline ":a + :b + :c should be :result" do
  (a + b + c).should == result
end

This will produce names like:

2 + 3 + 5 should be 10

This lets you keep your spec names descriptive and unique. You may also delimit the field name in braces if you want to append something to a value. Example:

outline ":{controller_name}Controller works correctly"

Might produce names like:

UsersController works correctly

You can also interpolate a 1-based index using :#. Example:

outline "should work (:#)" do
  ...
end

Will produce names:

should work (1)
should work (2)
should work (3)
...

Useful when you just want to keep your spec names distinct, but don't care enough to name them perfectly.

If your name does not contain any interpolations, RSpec Outlines will automatically append " (:#)" to your outline name.

Multiple examples per outline

If you omit the string argument to outline, the block will be evaluated at the example group level.

describe "Adding or multiplying two numbers" do
  outline do
    it "should return the sum"
      (a + b).should == sum
    end

    it "should return the product"
      (a * b).should == product
    end
  end

  fields :a, :b, :sum, :product
  values  1,  1,    2,        1
  values -1, -2,   -3,        2
  values -1,  1,    0,       -1
end

This lets you define multiple specs inside the block, or use more elaborate logic to compute the spec descriptions.

Contributing

  • Bug reports
  • Source
  • Patches: Fork on Github, send pull request.
    • Include tests where practical.
    • Leave the version alone, or bump it in a separate commit.

Copyright

Copyright (c) George Ogata. See LICENSE for details.

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