RSpec - Factory Girl

RSpec matcher collection for testing your model built with factory girl.

describe Post do
  it { should be_built_by_factory } # Factory named ':post' is used
  it { should be_created_by_factory } # Factory named ':post' is used

  it { should be_built_by_factory(:my_factory) }
  it { should be_created_by_factory(:my_factory) }


Run the following if you haven't already:

gem sources -a

Install the gem:

sudo gem install yannlugrin-rspec-factory-girl

Installing via Rails

Specify the gem dependency in your config/environment.rb file after 'spec/rails' dependency:

config.gem "yannlugrin-rspec-factory-girl", :lib => "rspec/factory_girl", :source => ""

Then run in terminal:

$ rake gems:install

As a Plugin

You can also install Remarkable as a plugin:

$ script/plugin install git://

Or using git submodules:

$ git submodule add git:// vendor/plugins/rspec-factory-girl


  • activerecord >= 2.3.2

  • factory_girl >= 1.2.0

  • rspec >= 1.2.0

  • rspec-rails >= 1.2.0


RubyGems is not required by this library, if you have a LoadError when you run rake tasks, use follwing command:

RUBYOPT="rubygems" rake

or export RUBYOPTS before launch rake tasks:

export RUBYOPT

More information

Github: Bug tracking:

Copyright & License

Copyright © 2009 Yann Lugrin. See LICENSE for details.