Spork in RSpec 2

Hi

I’ve just started using RSpec 2 in Rails 3 and I’m incredibly frustrated
by the time it takes to boot Rails, it’s a real TDD bottleneck. The
obvious solution is Spork, which is currently not possible with RSpec 2
because it lacks DRb support[1].

I’ve cloned RSpec and I’m about to start working on DRb in RSpec 2, but
I thought I’d fire this off to ask…

  • is anyone else also working on it? I don’t want to duplicate effort.

  • are there any potential issues that people with RSpec 2 knowledge can
    forsee? I don’t want to lose time on known gotchas.

If the answer to both is no I’ll dive in :slight_smile:

Cheers
Ashley

[1] http://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/issues#issue/2


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On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Ashley M.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi

I’ve just started using RSpec 2 in Rails 3 and I’m incredibly frustrated by the time it takes to boot Rails, it’s a real TDD bottleneck. The obvious solution is Spork, which is currently not possible with RSpec 2 because it lacks DRb support[1].

I’ve cloned RSpec and I’m about to start working on DRb in RSpec 2, but I thought I’d fire this off to ask…

  • is anyone else also working on it? I don’t want to duplicate effort.

AFAIK, no. Please add a comment to the issue saying you’re working on
it.

  • are there any potential issues that people with RSpec 2 knowledge can forsee? I don’t want to lose time on known gotchas.
  • You will need the other gems installed in order to work on rspec-2.

There is no concept of a CommandLineRunner yet, nor does there
necessarily need to be. i.e. don’t add one just because that’s how
rspec-1 dealt with Drb, but if that seems like an easy direction and
it solves the problem cleanly, go for it.

Thanks for taking up the cause!

Cheers,
David

On Mar 10, 2010, at 1:46 pm, David C. wrote:

AFAIK, no. Please add a comment to the issue saying you’re working on it.

Done.

  • are there any potential issues that people with RSpec 2 knowledge can forsee? I don’t want to lose time on known gotchas.
  • You will need the other gems installed in order to work on rspec-2.

Think I have that all sorted. BTW when did you start using “watchr”?
It’s new to me. I notice it runs specs blindingly fast, which I like
:slight_smile: Why that over (the new ZenTest-free) autotest?

There is no concept of a CommandLineRunner yet, nor does there
necessarily need to be. i.e. don’t add one just because that’s how
rspec-1 dealt with Drb, but if that seems like an easy direction and
it solves the problem cleanly, go for it.

I’ll see what seems to fit. Don’t expect me to come up with a good
design first time though.

Thanks for taking up the cause!

No probs - I’ll end up stabbing myself in the eye with a real spork if I
have to watch Rails boot one more time =)

Ashley


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