Aslak Hellesoy just mentioned in a comment that the trunk version of RSpec bundle for TextMate ( svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/trunk ) doesn’t require the RSpec Gem installed anymore.
To install the bundle:
<code> cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/ svn co svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/branches/0.9-dev/RSpec.tmbundle </code>
I recently discovered RSpec, well, not really, but I finally got to start using RSpec.
For those who don’t know RSpec , RSpec is a BDD testing framework, or in better words: RSpec is a Behaviour Definition Framework well suited for practicing Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) in Ruby.
If you don’t know what is BDD, then just check out http://behaviour-driven.org/, in few words, it’s TDD (Test Driven Development in better)
I was quite excited until I tried running a spec and realized that the task failed giving some errors about some missing methods… Well, the thing is we replaced “context … do” by “describe … do” and “specify … do” by “it … do” see David’s post about this specific change in trunk:
The Textmate bundle uses the ruby gem instead of the plugin and since I’m trying to use methods only defined in trunk the bundle simply dies on me every time I try to run my specs.
The only solution for me was to run a trunk version of the RSpec gem, here is what to do:
Check out RSpec trunk from: svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/trunk
Check out RSpec trunk into its own project, or if you’re interested in
using/learning RSpec for a particular Rails project, consider using
svn:externals to check out RSpec trunk into your [RailsRoot]/vendor
svn propset svn:externals “rspec svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/trunk”
then update to grab the latest code from RSpec trunk:
svn update vendor
Next, build the gem. You have to be standing in vendor/rspec if you’re
using svn:externals (as described above) or the root of RSpec if you checked
it out as its own project.
then install it:
gem install pkg/rspec-X.X.X.gem (where X.X.X is the version number reported
in the output from “rake gem”)
That’s it, now I can run my specs directly from Textmate the same way I was doing with Unit Test.
( on a different post I’ll explain why I couldn’t simply run rake:spec )