factory_bot-preload

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We all love Rails fixtures because they're fast, but we hate to deal with YAML/CSV/SQL files. Here enters factory_bot (FB).

Now, you can easily create records by using predefined factories. The problem is that hitting the database everytime to create records is pretty slow. And believe me, you'll feel the pain when you have lots of tests/specs.

So here enters Factory Bot Preload (FBP). You can define which factories will be preloaded, so you don't have to recreate it every time (that will work for 99.37% of the time, according to statistics I just made up).

Installation

gem install factory_bot-preload

Intructions

Installation

Add both FB and FBP to your Gemfile:

source "https://rubygems.org"

gem "rails"
gem "pg"

group :test, :development do
  gem "factory_bot"
  gem "factory_bot-preload", require: false
end

Notice that adding require: false is important; otherwise you won't be able to run commands such as rails db:test:prepare.

RSpec Setup

On your spec/spec_helper.rb file, make sure that transactional fixtures are enabled. Here's is my file without all those RSpec comments:

ENV["RAILS_ENV"] ||= "test"
require File.expand_path("../../config/environment", __FILE__)
require "rspec/rails"

# First, load factory_bot/preload.
require "factory_bot/preload"

# Then load your factories
Dir[Rails.root.join("spec/support/factories/**/*.rb")].each do |file|
  require file
end

RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.use_transactional_fixtures = true
  config.mock_with :rspec
end

You may want to configure the generated helper names. For instance, imagine you have a namespace like MyApp::Models::User. That'd generate a helper method like myapp_models_user. If you don't have conflicting names, you can strip myapp_models_ like this:

FactoryBot::Preload.helper_name = lambda do |class_name, helper_name|
  helper_name.gsub(/^myapp_models_/, "")
end

Minitest Setup

On your test/test_helper.rb file, make sure that transaction fixtures are enabled. Here's what your file may look like:

ENV["RAILS_ENV"] ||= "test"
require_relative "../config/environment"
require "rails/test_help"

module ActiveSupport
  class TestCase
    self.use_instantiated_fixtures = true
  end
end

# First, load factory_bot/preload.
require "factory_bot/preload"

# Then load your factories.
Dir["./test/support/factories/**/*.rb"].each do |file|
  require file
end

# Finally, setup minitest.
# Your factories won't behave correctly unless you
# call `FactoryBot::Preload.minitest` after loading them.
FactoryBot::Preload.minitest

Usage

Create your factories and load it from your setup file (either test/test_helper.rb or spec/spec_helper.rb) You may have something like this:

FactoryBot.define do
  factory :user do
    name "John Doe"
    sequence(:email) {|n| "john#{n}@example.org" }
    sequence(:username) {|n| "john#{n}" }
    password "test"
    password_confirmation "test"
  end

  factory :projects do
    name "My Project"
    association :user
  end
end

To define your preloadable factories, just use the preload method:

FactoryBot.define do
  factory :user do
    name "John Doe"
    sequence(:email) {|n| "john#{n}@example.org" }
    sequence(:username) {|n| "john#{n}" }
    password "test"
    password_confirmation "test"
  end

  factory :projects do
    name "My Project"
    association :user
  end

  preload do
    factory(:john) { create(:user) }
    factory(:myapp) { create(:project, user: users(:john)) }
  end
end

You can also use preloaded factories on factory definitions.

FactoryBot.define do
  factory :user do
    # ...
  end

  factory :projects do
    name "My Project"
    user { users(:john) }
  end

  preload do
    factory(:john) { create(:user) }
    factory(:myapp) { create(:project, user: users(:john)) }
  end
end

Like Rails fixtures, FBP will define methods for each model. You can use it on your examples and alike.

require "test_helper"

class UserTest < ActiveSupport::TestCase
  test "returns john's record" do
    assert_instance_of User, users(:john)
  end

  test "returns myapp's record" do
    assert_equal users(:john), projects(:myapp).user
  end
end

Or if you're using RSpec:

require "spec_helper"

describe User do
  let(:user) { users(:john) }

  it "returns john's record" do
    users(:john).should be_an(User)
  end

  it "returns myapp's record" do
    projects(:myapp).user.should == users(:john)
  end
end

That's it!

Maintainer

License

(The MIT License)

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Factory_bot Preload

Preload factories (factory_bot) just like fixtures. It will be easy and, probably, faster!

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🕒 Created 11 years ago
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😎 Author fnando