helpers in the kitchen
When writing tests using RSpec, I prefer to use
shared_examples for integration setup and for testing shared behaviour,
When I started out with writing integration tests for my
kafka cookbook using
serverspec, I wanted to share tests between different suites as they were
testing different init systems, but the tests could be heavily refactored to
just depend on some shared variables rather than duplicating all of the test
It was however not immediately clear how one would go about sharing files
between different suites.
After quite some digging I found a bit of information (I think in an old issue or
pull request though I no longer have any links handy) that mentioned having a
helpers directory in
test/integration for sharing files between suites.
So it's just a matter of creating a
helpers directory and the necessary
busser specific subdirectory, adding some files and you're good to go.
They'll even be available on the
$LOAD_PATH, so it's easy to just require a
spec_helper or the alike in the actual
Since v1.2.1 of
test-kitchen it's also possible to create directories in
helpers directory (I tend to keep shared code in a
support directory for