IntelliJ IDEA helps you write Shoulda tests on attaching the
IntelliJ IDEA provides Shoulda-specific code completion, if one of the following conditions is observed:
- The Bundler is used.
- For Rails 2.*, Shoulda is specified in
- For the Ruby projects,
require 'shoulda'is mandatory.
Refer to Shoulda installation page to learn about using Shoulda in Rails applications.
Having enabled Shoulda support in your project, you can:
- Use Shoulda-aware code completion for the contexts and should blocks:
- Run and debug Shoulda tests using the Test::Unit run/debug configuration, or a user-defined Rake task. In both cases, IntelliJ IDEA will run tests in the test runner UI. So doing, you can launch test cases, should blocks, or all test cases in a directory.
- View Shoulda tests in the File Structure view:
- In the Rails applications, view Shoulda tests in the Test::Unit/Shoulda node of
the Rails view:
To enable Shoulda support, follow these general steps
shouldagem to your project.
- Mark as test roots the directories with the Shoulda tests.
Consider creating a Shoulda test in a Ruby project. Create a Test::Unit test template.
Note that you can also create a plain Ruby script. In this case, make sure that its name ends with
require "test/unit" require "rubygems" gem "shoulda" require "shoulda"