Announcing fake_stripe

Melanie Gilman

We like to use Stripe for payment processing in our clients’ applications and in our own. That’s why we created fake_stripe, a gem that makes testing your Rails app against Stripe much easier. fake_stripe spins up a local server that acts like Stripe’s and also serves a fake version of Stripe.js, Stripe’s JavaScript library that allows you to collect your customers’ payment information without ever having it touch your servers. It spins up when you run your feature specs, so that you can test your purchase flow without hitting Stripe’s servers or making any external HTTP requests.

We’ve been using fake_stripe internally for a while and are excited to share it with you now. Try it out and report any bugs or send us a pull request on GitHub.