factory_girl is a fixtures replacement with a straightforward definition syntax, support for multiple build strategies (saved instances, unsaved instances, attribute hashes, and stubbed objects), and support for multiple factories for the same class (user, admin_user, and so on), including factory inheritance.
If you want to use factory_girl with Rails 3, see factory_girl_rails.
You should find the documentation for your version of factory_girl on Rubygems.
See GETTING_STARTED.md for information on defining and using factories.
gem install factory_girl
or add the following line to Gemfile:
bundle install from your shell.
Please see the contribution guidelines.
factory_girl was written by Joe Ferris with contributions from several authors, including:
- Alex Sharp
- Eugene Bolshakov
- Jon Yurek
- Josh Nichols
- Josh Owens
- Nate Sutton
The syntax layers are derived from software written by the following authors:
- Pete Yandell
- Rick Bradley
- Yossef Mendelssohn
factory_girl is maintained and funded by thoughtbot, inc
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factory_girl is Copyright © 2008-2011 Joe Ferris and thoughtbot. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.