I recently wanted to share RSpec examples with a business user. For some reason, it was kind of hard to find information on how to get a nice listing of all the examples present in your system. I believe Text and HTML formats are available, but I was unsure about how to pass spec command line options to the rake task.
This is how to get it done. On the command line from your Rails project's root:
rake spec SPEC_OPTS="--format s -c"
This is a great way to validate a data model in plain English.
Not using RSpec? I highly recommend using it or a comparable framework to use business language as a definition for technical tests. Remember, if you follow Agile methodologies, you'll want to test before you implement any features.