Posted about 8 years ago. Visible to the public. Repeats.

RSpec: Where to put custom matchers and other support code

Custom matchers Archive are a useful RSpec feature which you can use to DRY up repetitive expectations in your specs. Unfortunately the default directory structure generated by rspec-rails has no obvious place to put custom matchers or other support code.

I recommend storing them like this:

spec/support/database_cleaner.rb spec/support/devise.rb spec/support/factory_bot.rb spec/support/matchers/be_allowed_access.rb spec/support/matchers/be_denied_access.rb spec/support/matchers/be_same_second_as.rb

To make this support code available to all specs, put the following into your spec_helper.rb, above the RSpec.configure block:

Dir[Rails.root.join("spec/support/**/*.rb")].each {|f| require f}

Also see where to put shared example groups.

Once an application no longer requires constant development, it needs periodic maintenance for stable and secure operation. makandra offers monthly maintenance contracts that let you focus on your business while we make sure the lights stay on.

Owner of this card:

Henning Koch
Last edit:
16 days ago
by Henning Koch
About this deck:
We are makandra and do test-driven, agile Ruby on Rails software development.
License for source code
Posted by Henning Koch to makandra dev
This website uses short-lived cookies to improve usability.
Accept or learn more