Suspenders as a gem
Suspenders—as a reminder, Suspenders is our base Rails project that can be easily upgraded—has some issues. Specifically, two: you have to pull down all of the git repo in order to start a project, which itself requires pulling down all of the git repo again, and; Suspenders itself is untested.
The solution to these problems are fairly straight-forward so I went ahead and did it. Presenting, today, the Suspenders gem!
gem install suspenders
Installing the gem will give you the
suspenders command. I have
grandiose plans for this command-line utility but for now you can create a new
suspenders create carbon_dating
You can upgrade a Suspenders-based project at any time, as usual:
As a reminder Suspenders will give you:
- jferris-mocha (test spies)
- backtrace silencers
- HTTP and SMTP exceptions
- date and time formats
To run the new Suspenders test suite you will need the git repo for the gem:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:thoughtbot/suspenders.git
Then go in and run
rake. This will build a new project using Suspenders, set up the last touches (clearance stuff, mostly), and make sure that the project passes.