|Developer(s)||David Chelimsky, Myron Marston, Andy Lindeman, Jon Rowe, Paul Casaretto, Sam Phippen, Bradley Schaefer|
|Initial release||May 18, 2007|
|Stable release||3.4.0  / November 12, 2015|
|Type||Behavior driven development framework / Test tool|
RSpec is a behavior-driven development (BDD) framework for the Ruby programming language, inspired by JBehave. It contains its own mocking framework that is fully integrated into the framework based upon JMock. The framework can be considered a domain-specific language (DSL) and resembles a natural language specification.
#Testing for our User class describe User do context 'with admin privileges' do before :each do @admin = Admin.get(1) end it 'should exist' do expect(@admin).not_to be_nil end it 'should have a name' do expect(@admin.name).not_to be_false end end #... end
- Chelimsky, David; Astels, Dave; Helmkamp, Bryan; North, Dan; Dennis, Zach; Hellesoy, Aslak (December 22, 2010). "The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with Rspec, Cucumber, and Friends" (First ed.). Pragmatic Bookshelf: 448. ISBN 978-1934356371.
- Official website
- Beyond Test Driven Development - Behaviour Driven Development. A Google TechTalk by Dave Astels on BDD using RSpec.
- RSpec Best Practices Article by Jared Carroll, retrieved April 24 2011.
- Behavior-driven testing with RSpec Article by Bruce Tate, retrieved July 21 2011.
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