I had some errors occurring in my controller, but it wasn’t displaying in my views. So I had to figure out how to see what was happening since I didn’t see any messages in the logs that were helpful either.
I found the solution in one of the answers here on Stack Overflow.
By adding this to my controller (it was the creation of a model – @user):
This recorded the error in my logs (one of my model validations needed to be changed).
I was having trouble figuring out how to check that field values posted in RSpec Controller specs. In models, I will usually do something like:
@foo.reload.name.should eq “bar”
However, that doesn’t work in Controller specs – it doesn’t recognize reload.
In that case, all you have to do is:
assigns[:foo].name.should eq “bar”
It was confusing for me figuring out where to put logic. As it turns out, I had way too much code in my controllers and views – this should have been in my models and helpers.
This is a great post:
I needed to write a conditional statement checking the controller, I figured out the syntax through this post: