[rspec-users] Mocks? Really?

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Mon Dec 17 17:08:56 EST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007, at 4:42 PM, Brian Takita wrote:

> On Dec 17, 2007 1:29 PM, Scott Taylor  
> <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
>>> True. I also did some custom fixture optimizations. For some reason,
>>> instantiating a Fixture object instance is very slow. I've rigged it
>>> so there is only one instance of a Fixture object for each table for
>>> the entire process.
>>> Of course this would break fixture scenarios.
>>> I've had around 20-30% increases using in memory sqllite, about 1  
>>> year
>>> ago. I havn't tried it since.
>> Interesting.  I'm not using Fixtures, so I guess this isn't an option
>> for me. (I need to figure out a way to speed up FixtureReplacement).
>> What was so slow in the fixture instantiation?
> I didn't isolate what about fixture instantiation was slow. It reads
> the yaml files and converts the hash into objects.
> All I know is when I did the optimization, I got around a 30%
> performance increase when loading all fixtures in all Examples.

I assume you were using instantiated fixtures, and not transactional  


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