- If you have a “target” method on your model, things will get a bit weird when you try to access this method through an association. Since associations have their own “target” method, you actually need to call assocation.target.target, or probably better, don’t create methods called “target”.
- Since Time.now always returns the time for the local timezone, if you use it in your fixtures, but then have your app running under a different time zone, the times in your fixtures will be incorrect. Use the active support helpers such as 0.days.ago instead, or if you have a timezone configured in your environment, you can use Time.zone.now
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“How can I test the route helpers in RSpec? If I’m passing a complex set of options to a helper I’d like to test that it’s giving me what I expect.”
Nobody had any serious suggestions, although many humorous testing scenarios were mentioned.