Parth Modi Software Engineer

Dry your RSpec Tests with Shared Examples

Recently, after heavy refactoring in a project I had to spent good amount of time in writing specs. After writing almost similar test cases for some APIs, I thought of finding some solution to get rid of duplication in test cases. After reading articles on best practices and drying up tests, I came to know about shared examples and shared contexts. In my case, I ended up using shared examples and here is what I learned so far.

When you have multiple specs that describes similar behavior, it might be better to extract redundant examples in shared examples and use them in multiple specs.

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