I hate cookies. Or maybe I’m just feeling schizo today. Actually, I do love cookies, just not testing them with Rails.
assert\_no\_cookie method to the
assert\_cookie plugin. That’s because in your functional tests,
cookies['chocolate'] may be something, nil, or an empty array depending on what you’ve just done. For example, in this code I had tried
assert\_nil cookies['pass'] but that failed because
 after calling
cookies.delete :pass in the controller:
<typo:code lang="ruby"> def test_destroy_should_remove_persistent_login_cookie post :create, :username => 'brian.ford', :password => 'secret', :remember_me => '1' pass = cookies['pass'] @request.cookies['pass'] = cookies['pass'] post :destroy, :_method => 'delete' assert_no_cookie :pass user = User.find_by_username 'brian.ford' assert_nil user.persistent_logins.find_by_pass(pass) end </typo:code>
Anyway, as before, you can get this by
And thanks yet again to Pluit Solutions for helping me keep my head straight about how to work with cookies in functional tests. Next stop, a patch for Rails (would a generous soul please donate some time to this so I don’t have to).