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Canonical factories for testing with factory_girl_api

⦿ ruby, rails, javascript, angular

Modern web applications are often built as single-page apps, which are great for keeping concerns separated, but problematic when tested. Logic needs to be duplicated in front- and back-end test suites, and if the two apps diverge, the tests won’t catch the failure. I haven’t found a very good solution to this problem aside from brittle, end-to-end integration tests.

To attempt to address a fraction of this problem, I built factory_girl_api, a way to share context setup between both sides of the application.