Intermittantly failing specs are infuriating.
So, a word of warning: If you’re using
FFaker or something to generate values
in your object generation library (in our case, that would be
Fabrication), be careful with uniqueness validations.
Yes, it’s obvious how to fix now. But it’s not so obvious when you add a uniqueness validation, forget to change the object generator, run the tests, find that they happen to pass (that time), and then later you’re wrestling with intermittantly failing specs. And because it’s no longer fresh in your mind, you have no idea why.
Here’s the obvious fix, implemented in
That’s a bit paranoid, but consider that originally we had
instead, which was causing lots of random collisions.
Well, I hope that helps someone.