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19 Apr 2013, 20:36
Allan Berry (8 posts)

Following along with Agile Rails…

In the helper tests, the book uses an “@update” variable to seed the functional test:

@update = {
  title: 'Lorem Ipsum',
  description: 'Wibbles are fun!',
  image_url: 'lorem.jpg',
  price: 19.95

Why is this necessary, instead of using fixture data? I’m sure I’m misunderstanding something, so just trying to clear it up in my head.

I ask because the "should update product" test later on uses fixtures (and failed when they weren’t correct… I didn’t see it in the book, and had to sleuth it out).

Thanks very much for this excellent book!

19 Apr 2013, 22:04
Allan Berry (8 posts)

Ah, I see… fixtures get explained in the next section.

Not sure why the "should update product" test requires fixtures then. Maybe Rails changed after this Agile book reached publication?

19 Apr 2013, 22:21
Allan Berry (8 posts)

Hmm, and now I see that fixtures were used in the functional test setup… hmm. Must be just me, if everybody else gets it.


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