Dive into your app

Running the app method in rails console gives you an integration session instance, so you can use it just like when you’re a normal integration test for Rails.

>> app.class
=> ActionDispatch::Integration::Session


>> app.project_path(Project.first)
=> "/projects/130349783-with-attachments"


>> app.get "/735644780/projects/605816632-bcx.atom"
=> 200
>> app.response.body
=> "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>\n<feed xml:lang=\"en-US\"  ...

Try out a helper

Getting a console session bootstrapped with Rails’ helpers is also a pain, which helper can fix for you! You could also use it to play with building HTML tags, or any existing Rails helper that ActionView knows about.

>> helper.truncate("Testing", length: 4)
=> "T..."
>> helper.link_to "Home", app.root_path
=> "<a href=\"/\">Home</a>"

Where does that method come from?

>> Project.instance_method(:trash).source_location
=> ["/Users/qrush/37s/apps/bcx/app/models/project.rb", 90]


>> app.method(:get).source_location
=> ["/Users/qrush/.rbenv/versions/1.9.3-p194/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/bundler/gems/rails-7d95b814583b/actionpack/lib/action_dispatch/testing/integration.rb", 32]