The last couple of days I’ve been getting Caricature to a more releasable state. The code got a thorough cleanup and refactor. Caricature now knows how to be a full mocking framework for Ruby classes and CLR classes that only interact with ruby objects. When I apply the 80/20 rule to caricature it’s definitely beta worthy.
I’m not a huge fan of the 80/20 rule unless all the features I want are in the 80 part. In that case for me it’s a 100 rule ;).
As for the latest changes:
require 'caricature' only gives you ruby mocking. If you want to use it to mock CLR classes or interact with the CLR you’ll need to add an extra require statement:
require 'caricature/clr'. I’ve done it this way so that I can still add Java and MacRuby support later on.
By default caricature will always give you an instance of an isolation, but there are times that you’ll want to substitute the result of a class method invocation. So the API got expanded with 2 methods,
did_class_receive? These methods enable you to setup substitutions for class method calls.
I’m still waiting for IronRuby 0.5 to be released to give you a blow-by-blow tutorial on how to setup your environment.
Basically you download the ironruby release from Codeplex
Then you make sure the path to ir.exe is in your PATH variable
After that you should be able to do igem list and get an empty result back.
now you need to install bacon you can do that by executing
igem install bacon
next you need the caricature gem
igem install caricature
You will also need rake to be installed to build the cs files included in the sources.
igem install rake
ok now you should be good to to
you can get the gem from rubyforge
Or from my github account: http://github.com/casualjim/caricature