A few months ago, Ruby Inside wrote about using Spork with RSpec 2 and Rails 3 in order to get a more sprightly spec run. Unfortunately, using the techniques in the article with our fledgling codebase’s test suite left us with somewhat disappointing results, so I decided to dig deeper and see if I could do better.
Note: This is a guest post by Jon Frisby of Cloudability. See the post footer for more info.
With and Without Spork
First, let’s see what things look like with and without Spork running on our raw test suite.
Note: The machine I’m using is a spanking-new 15″ MacBook Pro with the 2.2Ghz quad i7 and running Ruby 1.9.2-p180. Read More