Fakutori-San

Fakutori-San is an instance factory for your tests. Factories in Fakutori-San are plain Ruby classes. It uses a number of naming rules, not magic, to do smart things. This means you can use class inheritance and other standard Ruby practices to define your factories.

Although Fakutori-San was written to be used in Rails with ActiveRecord it only assumes the save method to persist the object. If your objects also persist themselves with the save method you're golden.

Short example

Fakutori-San uses some smart assumptions about methods in your factory class so you can easily define all types of situations for your model.

module FakutoriSan
  class MemberFakutori < Fakutori
    def valid_attrs
      { 'name' => 'Eloy', 'email' => '[email protected]', 'password' => 'secret' }
    end

    def invalid_attrs
      { 'name' => '' }
    end
  end
end

After you've defined a factory for your model you can instantiate it, for instance in the setup method of your test.

@valid_member = Fakutori(Member).create_one
@invalid_member = Fakutori(Member).create_one(:invalid)

Fakutori-San looks for a class called FakutoriSan::MemberFakutori to create a Member instance. It also knows that it should use invalid_attrs when creating an invalid member. Neat huh?

If you want to learn more about Fakutori-San, please check out the examples, the tests, and the implementation. Note that the code is not that long so it's not a chore.