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Jay Killeen
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Jay Killeen
Courses Plus Student 3,725 Points

Are there any Treehouse courses for Rspec or any other testing framework for Ruby on Rails?

I've become fairly proficient in Ruby on Rails basics but am now working with a professional Ruby on Rails team. I'd like to maintain development of the application to help reduce costs. They do extensive testing with RSPEC and I have found my skills in this side of application development is nowhere near where it needs to be.

2 Answers

Jay,

Unfortunately there are no courses just on the testing interface of Ruby. There are sections of courses like ODOT and Treebook that deal just on the testing performed in Ruby either by Ruby's native testing environment or RSpec. Treehouse is looking for new ideas for new courses so you can contact teachers like Jason and request courses. However, Jason does do a good job explaining RSpec and testing altogether in his courses since he loves to do test-driven programming.

Cheers!

How about never mentioning anything without adding a direct link to that actual lesson. The search tool on Treehouse sucks and it's a wasted 30 minutes hunting down the lesson.

Case in point: "There are sections of courses like ODOT and Treebook that deal just on the testing performed in Ruby either by Ruby's native testing environment or RSpec. "

Link please. Please GOD please. Like the clusterf of Rspec, Minitest, Capybara, Fixtures JESUS GOD is not complex enough, then you have all these outdate mixed up lesson plans that aren't even relevant anymore.

How about at least a link and save my unemployed ars who can't get work since no one really hires developers who learn online without a CS degree - throw me a bone please. thanks.

Jay Killeen
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Jay Killeen
Courses Plus Student 3,725 Points

Hi Shawn thanks for that. Ill reach out to Jason because I think it is a huge area that is missed in the product offering of Treehouse. Whilst it is touched on a bit there are so many layers to testing like mocks and stubs, Guard, Capybara, Cucumber etc etc that it can probably get away with having an entire course of its own.

I've come along way with the things I have learnt on Treehouse, Codeschool and in books but I find the testing side to be a whole different ball game and it's really making me struggle. Thanks again for your answer.

Aoede Pando
Aoede Pando
5,193 Points

I have to agree - I would be very interested in a testing course.