So I am working on a project right now where we are combining Selenium and RSpec. It was working really well until we implemented the grid and started to do parallel execution on the specs to help speed things up. We are rolling are own framework as DeepTest did not really provide the facilities we were hoping. Our problem is that we have mutiple context per file. Currently the Thread runner executes the files in paralle per file. As you can imagine this isn't very efficient once the grid executes it, as it simply turns a prallel prococess back into a serial one once it parses the file. My question is where should I hook into RSpec to incercept the call of when the example group "context" is being executed as an atomic unit? Thanks for your help in advance. Joe O. agilejoe.lostechies.com
on 2009-06-05 18:47
on 2009-06-05 19:12
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Joe O. <email@example.com> wrote: > where should I hook into RSpec to incercept the call of when the example > group "context" is being executed as an atomic unit? This is something that rspec doesn't support with a formal API yet, and until we formalize it this is subject to change. That said, I think you're looking for the run() method in Spec::Runner::ExampleGroupRunner. Let me know if that gets you what you're looking for.
on 2009-06-05 19:35
Thanks David! I will be sure to let you know our progress. Joe O. agilejoe.lostechies.com
on 2009-06-06 15:42
Hey Joe - you can actually write your own runner and plug it in from the command line with --runner. I forgot about this (it's been a long time since anybody has brought it up).