I was looking for an easy way to force every request in a functional test in Rails to use a set of parameters by default, regardless of being specified explicitly. This is, every time I write:
it "should get index" do get :index end
Rails should actually do:
it "should get index" do get :index, :foo => 'value' end
Lacking any option in the testing framework, I opted for simply monkeypatching the process method in ActionController::TestCase::Behaviour. This method is invoked whenever methods get, post, put, delete or head are called, so it is the easiest single point to modify.