failing rspec - has_password? - Ruby On Rails tutorial

When running a test against my User class, I’m getting failures on each of the tests, but as far as i can tell everything should be correct.

====Failures======

Failures:

  1. User has_password? method should exist

Failure/Error: @user.should respond_to(:has_password?)

expected nil to respond to :has_password?

./spec/models/user_spec.rb:126:in `block (3 levels) in <top (required)>’

  1. User has_password? method should return true if the passwords match

Failure/Error: @user.has_password?(@attr[:password]).should be_true

NoMethodError:

undefined method `has_password?’ for nil:NilClass

./spec/models/user_spec.rb:130:in `block (3 levels) in <top (required)>’

  1. User has_password? method should return false if the passwords don’t match

Failure/Error: @user.has_password?(“invalid”).should be_false

NoMethodError:

undefined method `has_password?’ for nil:NilClass

./spec/models/user_spec.rb:134:in `block (3 levels) in <top (required)>’

====User Spec=====

describe “has_password? method” do

it “should exist” do

@user.should respond_to(:has_password?)

end

it “should return true if the passwords match” do

@user.has_password?(@attr[:password]).should be_true

end

it “should return false if the passwords don’t match” do

@user.has_password?(“invalid”).should be_false

end

end

==User Class========

class User < ActiveRecord::Base

attr_accessor :password

attr_accessible :name, :email, :password, :password_confirmation

email_regex = /\A[\w+-.]+@[a-z\d-.]+.[a-z]+\z/i

validates :name, :presence => true,

:length => { :maximum => 50 }

validates :email, :presence => true,

:format => { :with => email_regex },

:uniqueness => { :case_sensitive => false }

Automatically create the virtual attribute ‘password_confirmation’.

validates :password, :presence => true,

:confirmation => true,

:length => { :within => 6…40 }

before_save :encrypt_password

def has_password?(submitted_password)

encrypted_password == encrypt(submitted_password)

end

private

def encrypt_password

self.encrypted_password = encrypt(password)

end

def encrypt(string)

string # Only a temporary implementation!

end

end

Thanks,

Jason

in your user_spec.rb file.
make sure you have:

   before\(:each\) do
     @user = User\.create\!\(@attr\)
   end

right after the following line:

 describe &quot;has\_password? method&quot; do

it's missing from the code in the tutorial. you'll see it's part of
the password encryption block. it looks like it stubs out a user for
that test. it's not very DRY...probably a way to have that stub block
run for each describe block, but that's a bit further along than i
am. :slight_smile: hope it helps...got my tests working.

Jake, thank you for posting the answer, it save me a great deal of time.

Jake, thanks for posting. It fixed my problem.