Mocks and stubs with rspec would be another alternative. I'm just getting my
feet wet with cucumber, rspec and BDD as I write this. I should get a better
handle on this come the next meetup. I definitely look forward to sharing my
experiences with you all then and if people are experienced on this subject,
this would be a good topic to mull over. Thanks!
On 1/15/09 10:12 AM, "Miles Z. Sterrett" <[address removed]> wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen -
> I am going to give a presentation on Rails fixture alternatives at the
> February meeting (or, perhaps Davey and I will join forces once again).
> Although I tend to stick to factory_girl, I would like to learn, and teach,
> other alternatives. Do you have any requests or suggestions? Is there any
> fixture alternative in which you are particularly interested? Would you
> rather not hear about alternatives and just hear about how to manage vanilla
> fixtures as your project gets huge? (Do note that I have decided the answer
> to that question is "use something other than vanilla fixtures", but I am
> willing to look into alternatives to using fixture alternatives. HA!)
> So, what do you want to hear about?
> Some possibilities:
> * Fixture Replacement: http://replacefix...
> * Dataset, which is the evolution of Scenarios (which is 'deprecated'):
> * ObjectDaddy: http://github.com...
> * FactoryGirl:
> Those are just the ones of which I am aware -- feel free to suggest others!
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