Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· mfpiccolo

VCR and MiniTest: Automatic cassette management gem

Do you like how Rspec works with vcr? I do.

It is pretty awesome that you can pass :vcr to any spec that you want VCR to handle the requests for.

Now you can do this with MiniTest as well with https://github.com/mfpiccolo/minitest-vcr

MinitestVcr::Spec.configure! # Goes in test_helper.rb

describe Example::Spec do

  describe 'an example group', vcr: true do
    describe 'with a nested example group' do
      before do
        conn = Faraday.new
        @response = conn.get 'http://example.com'
      end
      it 'uses a cassette for any examples' do
        @response.wont_equal nil
      end
    end
  end
end

Now VCR will automatically do something like this:

|-- app_name
|  |-- test/
|    |-- cassettes/
|      |-- Example_Spec/
|        |-- an_example_group/
|          |-- with_a_nested_example_group/
|          `-- uses_a_cassette_for_an_example_group.yml
|    `-- example_test.rb
|    `-- test_helper.rb