A small library for making remote HTTP requests and response assertions in tests.
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Remote Http Testing

This module helps write integration tests which make HTTP requests to remote servers. Unlike Rack::Test, it doesn't make requests to an in-process Rack server. It uses Net::HTTP for making requests.

Usage

To use it, mix it in to your test case, specify the server your integration test is talking to, and begin making requests.

require "remote_http_testing"

class MyServiceIntegrationTest < Scope::TestCase

  # This is the server all HTTP requests will be made to.
  def server
    "http://localhost:3000"
  end

  setup_once do
    ensure_reachable!(server)
  end

  should "return a '401 Unauthorized' response when unaunthenticated" do
    get "/users/123/profile"
    assert_status 401
  end
end

Reference

These methods are available to your test.

delete(url, params)

get(url, params)

patch(url, params)

post(url, params)

put(url, params)

last_response() - a Net::HTTPResponse object. Use last_response.body to get the response body.

dom_response() - The response body parsed using Nokogiri::HTML().

json_respones() - A hash of the response body, parsed using JSON.parse().

assert_status(status_code, optional_helpful_message)

ensure_reachable!(server_url, optional_server_display_name) - Exits if the given server is not reachable.

Development

When working on this gem, after you've made changes, you can include your modified gem into any app which uses bundler by adding the :path option in your Gemfile:

gem "remote_http_testing", :path => "~/path/to/remote_http_testing_repo"

Then run bundle install from within your app. The installed gem is now symlinked to your local working copy of the gem.

To publish a new version of this gem, increment the version number in version.rb, and run rake release.