I spent a little time working on some tests for a legacy web app that we plan to re-write in Ruby. Before the big re-write, I thought it would be wise to write some integration tests to call the app via http and verify responses. I wanted to use vanilla http and not have the overhead of launching a browser and was frustrated that Capybara didn’t have a driver to suit my needs.
I started down the path of writing tests from scratch using Net::HTTP, but figured that there had to be someone else who had run into this before. @kakutani told me about capybara-mechanize which seems to be exactly what I need.
Here’s my first really basic experiment using RSpec to test a well-known web site:
require 'capybara/rspec' require 'capybara/mechanize' Capybara.default_driver = :mechanize describe 'web app' do include Capybara before do Capybara.app_host = "http://www.google.com" end it "has a copyright" do visit '/' page.should have_content('© 2011') end end