Hi Ryan, David, Eric,

I added a ScalaTest version to your wiki page:

http://wiki.github.com/dpp/liftweb/how-to-unit-test-lift-snippets-with-a-logged-in-user

Eric you may want to add a specs version.

Bill

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 3:03 PM, rstradling <ryanstradl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Awesome!!! Thanks guys for the help.  It now works.
>
> I put a how-to wiki document up on github.  For me this was one of
> those times where my google searches did not seem to turn up anything
> fruitful, so I thought this how-to would be helpful.  If it is not
> helpful, then no hard feelings if the page is deleted.  I just wanted
> to give back.
>
> Wiki page
> http://wiki.github.com/dpp/liftweb/how-to-unit-test-lift-snippets-with-a-logged-in-user
>
>
>
>
> On Oct 1, 4:53 pm, David Pollak <feeder.of.the.be...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bill,
>> Thanks for posting this.  I am, by experience (I started using it, I can use
>> it enough to write basic tests, I know no more) using Specs.  I would
>> welcome and encourage some sample tests in Lift archetypes that use
>> ScalaTest.  I want to make sure that folks who pick up Lift get to
>> experience ScalaTest as well as Specs... that way, folks who have a better
>> understanding of tests can make better choices.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Bill Venners <b...@artima.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Ryan,
>>
>> > It looks like you're currently using a JUnit TestCase. If you want an
>> > easier port to something that would work you could use a ScalaTest
>> > Suite like this:
>>
>> > import org.scalatest.Suite
>>
>> > class YourSuite extends Suite {
>>
>> >  val session = new LiftSession("", randomString(20), Empty)
>> >  val stableTime = now
>>
>> >   override def withFixture(test: NoArgTest) {
>>
>> >    S.initIfUninitted(session) {
>> >       val user = User.create
>> >      user.firstName("XXX")
>> >      user.lastName("YYY")
>> >      user.save
>> >      User.logUserIn(user)
>> >       test()
>> >     }
>> >  }
>>
>> >  def testValue() {
>> >   val xml =
>> >       <xml:group>
>> >         <tr>
>> >             <td>
>> >                 <p:fullName>My Name</p:fullName>
>> >             </td>
>> >             <td>
>> >                 <p:style>Fighter Style</p:style>
>> >             </td>
>> >             <td>
>> >                 <p:weight>Weight</p:weight>
>> >             </td>
>> >         </tr>
>> >       </xml:group>
>> >    val trainer = new Trainer()
>> >    val output = trainer.showPeople(xml)
>> >     // seems like you need an assertion here...
>> >  }
>> > }
>>
>> > A Suite considers methods that start with "test" as tests, like JUnit
>> > 3, except they don't need to result in Unit so you don't need an extra
>> > () at the end. The withFixture method is an alternative to
>> > beforeEach/afterEach, which are like JUnit 3's setUp/tearDown methods.
>> > Each test gets passed as a function to withFixture, which is
>> > responsible for executing the test by invoking the function. In this
>> > case, it is executed in the context created by S. initIfUninitted.
>> > This is ScalaTest 1.0, which is available as a SNAPSHOT right now but
>> > should be released proper a week from Monday.
>>
>> >http://www.artima.com/scalatest
>>
>> > Bill
>>
>> > On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM, David Pollak
>> > <feeder.of.the.be...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > Using Specs 1.6:
>>
>> > > object HelloWorldTestSpecs extends Specification {
>> > >   val session = new LiftSession("", randomString(20), Empty)
>> > >   val stableTime = now
>> > >   override def executeExpectations(ex: Examples, t: =>Any): Any = {
>> > >     S.initIfUninitted(session) {
>> > >       ... put your User init here.  The User.logUserIn will be within the
>> > > context of a session and thus session (and request) vars will be valid
>> > >     }
>> > >   }
>> > >   "HelloWorld Snippet" should {
>> > >     "Put the time in the node" in {
>> > >       ... do testing here
>> > >     }
>> > >   }
>> > > }
>>
>> > > Hope this helps.
>> > > On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 8:55 AM, rstradling <ryanstradl...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > >> I have a class called
>> > >> class Trainer {
>> > >>   def showPeople(xhtml : Group) : NodeSeq = {
>> > >>      val user : User = User.currentUser.open_!
>> > >>      ...
>> > >>   }
>> > >> }
>>
>> > >> I then want to write a unit test to test that returns proper xml.
>>
>> > >> The test is written as so
>> > >>  def testValue() = {
>> > >>    val xml =
>> > >>        <xml:group>
>> > >>          <tr>
>> > >>              <td>
>> > >>                  <p:fullName>My Name</p:fullName>
>> > >>              </td>
>> > >>              <td>
>> > >>                  <p:style>Fighter Style</p:style>
>> > >>              </td>
>> > >>              <td>
>> > >>                  <p:weight>Weight</p:weight>
>> > >>              </td>
>> > >>          </tr>
>> > >>        </xml:group>
>> > >>    val trainer = new Trainer()
>> > >>    val output = trainer.showPeople(xml)
>> > >>    ()
>> > >>  }
>>
>> > >> The User object inherits from MegaProtoUser.
>>
>> > >> The problem is I am not sure how to create a mock user and sign them
>> > >> in.
>> > >> I have tried in my unit test
>> > >> override def setUp : Unit = {
>> > >>   val user = User.create
>> > >>   user.firstName("XXX")
>> > >>   user.lastName("YYY")
>> > >>   user.save
>> > >>   User.logUserIn(user)
>> > >> }
>>
>> > >> The mock user log-in *seems* to work fine but when
>> > >> User.currentUser.open_! is called it throws an exception on trying to
>> > >> open an empty box.
>>
>> > >> So either how do I do this or how do others do this type of testing.
>> > >> I am sure I am missing something simple.
>>
>> > >> Thanks,
>> > >> ryan
>>
>> > > --
>> > > Lift, the simply functional web frameworkhttp://liftweb.net
>> > > Beginning Scalahttp://www.apress.com/book/view/1430219890
>> > > Follow me:http://twitter.com/dpp
>> > > Surf the harmonics
>>
>> > --
>> > Bill Venners
>> > Artima, Inc.
>> >http://www.artima.com
>>
>> --
>> Lift, the simply functional web frameworkhttp://liftweb.net
>> Beginning Scalahttp://www.apress.com/book/view/1430219890
>> Follow me:http://twitter.com/dpp
>> Surf the harmonics
>
> >
>



-- 
Bill Venners
Artima, Inc.
http://www.artima.com

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