#13 Quiet Mocks

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2007-04-18
2007-04-18
Jupiter Moon
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Frameworks such as rspec support "Quiet" mocks which allow you to do one expectation per test. This (some would argue) gives a cleaner more BDD style test suite.

Basically the feature I'm after is a QuietMock object which verifies only the expectations that have been set and not the ones that haven't (stubbing them instead). To quote rspec's null_object (http://rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/mocks/mocks.html):
it "instructs the mock to ignore (quietly consume) any messages it hasn’t been told to expect – and return itself".

Currently to achieve a one expectation per test you have to stub out all the behaviours you AREN'T testing which can become just as messy as the monolithic test.

Thanks in advance.

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