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ChicagoRuby Downtown- Crash Course in RSpec: stubs and doubles and mocks--oh my!
Nicole Lopez will be previewing a workshop that she is presenting at RailsConf 2018 in Pittsburg! Learning how to write tests as a new developer can be daunting. Testing frameworks come with their own set of jargon and paradigms. What’s are mocks, doubles, stubs, and spies? Who is FactoryGirl? What’s the difference between ‘describe’ and ‘context’? We’ll cover how to approach your tests, dissect the anatomy of a test, discuss when to use doubles vs data, and how to test different pieces of your app. Navigating tests was a struggle for me when I was getting started, and this workshop will provide a hands-on crash course in the RSpec essentials you need to be effective testing your Rails app. AGENDA: 6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling 6:15 to 7:45 - Workshop after - Post meetup mingling @ Elephant & Castle SPEAKER: Nicole Lopez is a software engineer at Avant, an online lending company in Chicago, where she loves to refactor! Nicole discovered her love of writing code after graduating with a degree in Arabic and working for a few years in the field of immigration. She learned to code through Meetups and the internet -- thanks Chicago Women Developers, Girl Develop It, and Railsbridge! When she's not writing code, Nicole can be found hanging out with her two cool cats, Ella and Seabass. FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be provided by our host, 8th Light ( AFTER MOST DOWNTOWN MEETUPS we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time. WindyCityRails LEVEL UP YOUR SKILLS. WindyCityRails is Chicago's Ruby on Rails conference, happening in September. Details: THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED via ZOOM. The presentation will start at 6:15. Join the meeting at A recording will be made available after the event.

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