RSpec Tutorial

RSpec is a unit test framework for the Ruby programming language. RSpec is different than traditional xUnit frameworks like JUnit because RSpec is a Behavior driven development tool. What this means is that, tests written in RSpec focus on the "behavior" of an application being tested. RSpec does not put emphasis on, how the application works but instead on how it behaves, in other words, what the application actually does. This tutorial will show you, how to use RSpec to test your code when building applications with Ruby.


This tutorial is for beginners who want to learn how to write better code in Ruby. After finishing this tutorial, you will be able to incorporate RSpec tests into your daily coding practices.


In order to benefit from reading this tutorial, you should have some experience with programming, specifically with Ruby.