How to Get RSpec to Skip View Specs When You Generate Scaffolds

by Jason Swett,

I personally don’t find much value in tests for views, helpers, routes or requests in most cases.

It’s annoying to have to delete these files each time you generate a new scaffold. Fortunately, it’s possible to configure RSpec not to generate these files.

Below is an example of how you can exclude these types of spec (and more) from being generated when you generate a new scaffold.

require_relative 'boot'

require "rails"
# Pick the frameworks you want:
require "active_model/railtie"
require "active_job/railtie"
require "active_record/railtie"
require "active_storage/engine"
require "action_controller/railtie"
require "action_mailer/railtie"
require "action_view/railtie"
require "action_cable/engine"
require "sprockets/railtie"
# require "rails/test_unit/railtie"

# Require the gems listed in Gemfile, including any gems
# you've limited to :test, :development, or :production.
Bundler.require(*Rails.groups)

module MyApp
  class Application < Rails::Application
    # Initialize configuration defaults for originally generated Rails version.
    config.load_defaults 5.2

    # Settings in config/environments/* take precedence over those specified here.
    # Application configuration can go into files in config/initializers
    # -- all .rb files in that directory are automatically loaded after loading
    # the framework and any gems in your application.

    # Don't generate system test files.
    config.generators.system_tests = nil

    config.generators do |g|
      g.test_framework :rspec,
        fixtures:         false,
        view_specs:       false,
        helper_specs:     false,
        routing_specs:    false,
        request_specs:    false,
        controller_specs: false
    end
  end
end
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