Heinz S. wrote:
can somebody tell me why my test database is always empty after I run
“rake test” but not after I test single test files? My rake db:seed for
the test database takes like 6 minutes and I don’t really wanna reseed
it every time I run “rake test”. Is it possible to not let “rake test”
truncate my database?
This question comes up on the list from time to time. I’ll give the
same answer I always give: that’s a really, really bad (and dangerous)
idea. The point is that each test starts from a known state. You
shouldn’t need your whole seed data to run your tests – just use
factories to create what you need for each test.