Are there any recommended books or resources that teaches how to interpret the spec? Thanks.
Better Specs has some ‘best practices’ info and a few additional resources. Not sure if that helps but its something
Reading and interpreting spec files is covered in the course during the first couple weeks. You don’t need to worry about it too much right now, the error/success messages generated by running the specs should be enough to get you pointed in the right direction.
If you’re still curious, being able to read (and, eventually, write!) spec files could indeed be a useful skill to pick up once you’ve covered the other material in the prep work. I think http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/an-introduction-to-rspec does a good job of showing you around the basics.
If you’re digging deep on getting more out of running your specs, you might also play with output customization by passing options in the terminal while running rspec. Check out the docs at https://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-core/docs/command-line and a nice cheat sheet at https://gist.github.com/luckydev/768103
-Shalin / Hacker in Residence NYC