What's the difference between spec:server and autospec? I understand spec:server is only for a Rails project while autospec can work with any projects. I read http://wiki.github.com/dchelimsky/rspec/spec_serve... but couldn't understand it. I leave autotest/autospec running during the development. "autotest-fsevent" is very helpful for me, a Mac user. Do we use both at the same time for Rails projects? Jon
on 2009-06-04 08:19
on 2009-06-04 08:33
Hunt Jon wrote: > What's the difference between spec:server and autospec? > > I wouldn't recommend using spec server - use spork instead: http://github.com/timcharper/spork/tree/master Both load the rails environment, so that each time you run your tests (with script/spec -X or script/spec --drb) you won't have to wait for it to load up (which can take 4-5 seconds). autospec/autotest, on the other hand, polls the filesystem every 3 seconds or so for changes. When it sees one, it reruns just the test or spec file which has changed. Scott
on 2009-06-04 09:47
Thanks Scott. I don't get what happens if I add --drb to spec/spec.opts files. Can anybody explain to me, please?
on 2009-06-04 10:17
Hunt Jon wrote: > Thanks Scott. > > I don't get what happens if I add --drb > to spec/spec.opts > files. > If you add --drb to your spec.opts (or you run script/spec --drb spec/my_spec.rb) - you will run your specs through the spec server. Without --drb, rails will load up in a fresh process. The *whole point* of the drb server is to speed up load time when running specs. Just to give you an idea, here's the difference for me (with spork instead of the spec server): http://screencast.com/t/qhRvqiXc Scott