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Vanilla Ruby Command Line Project

This repository shows a basic setup for a command line application in Ruby.

Getting Started

Ruby and Bundler is expected to be installed on our system.


After cloning this repository, change into the newly created directory and run

bundle install

This will install all dependencies needed for the project.

Running the Tests

All tests can be run by executing

bundle exec rspec

rspec will automatically find all tests inside the spec directory and run them.

Testing Approach

The test for class Example is only verifying the return value of one method.

Main on the other hand is tested via a test-double that gets injected. This allows us to spy on the output of it. We want to avoid printing anything to the screen while running the tests. Injecting a test double in this instance is a nice way to isolate our application from the command line.

In the executable bin/example we inject $stdout, which is Ruby's variable for its standard output.

Running the Application

To run the application execute bin/example. You should see the text “Ruby Example” being printed.

$: ./bin/example
Ruby Example

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This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details.

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