Some useful gems that I have come across


gem install pry
Useful gem for debugging. Use it to get the runtime variable values. Particularly useful in web testing
Use: add ‘binding.pry’ where you want add a debug point in your ruby code. Tests will stop at that point and you can type commands into the command prompt during run time


gem install httparty
Used for API testing, making GET, POST, PUT …. calls to a web service


gem install yard
Used to create documents from your tests
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