I recently started using RoR and love it! I'm currently creating some
Remember to alternate _frequently_ between testing and coding, to see
what your new code is doing!
and found this line in the scaffolding for a controller
test: assert assigns(:users)
What does it mean? I know what assert does but couldn't find any
documentation on the function assigns.
Me neither - I learned it after joining a team already doing Rails projects.
It means a controller said @users = something. You can fetch out any
new controller instance variable with assigns().
I would also use assert_select() or assert_xpath() to parse the
rendered HTML and find evidence the controller's data appeared there.
Just because a controller assigned something doesn't mean the user can