[rspec-users] deep test with rspec?

Dan Manges daniel.manges at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 22:06:02 EST 2008


David Vollbracht spiked an rspec implementation for DeepTest:
svn diff -r 20:21 http://deep-test.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk

Unfortunately nobody has had time to finish it. If anybody is interested in
working on it, that would be awesome. I can give you repo access.

Dan

On Feb 2, 2008 9:37 PM, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:

>
> On Feb 2, 2008, at 9:17 PM, Ben Mabey wrote:
>
> > Scott Taylor wrote:
> >> On Feb 2, 2008, at 12:09 PM, Ben Mabey wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Ben Mabey wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> All,
> >>>> Has anyone on this list tried to use DeepTest[1] with rspec?  My
> >>>> initial
> >>>> attempts have failed so I would be really interested if someone has
> >>>> figured it out.  Thanks.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Ben
> >>>>
> >>>> 1. http://www.somethingnimble.com/bliki/deep-test
> >>>> _______________________________________________
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Or maybe someone has some experience with spec_distributed they
> >>> could
> >>> share?  I'm just trying to see if I can get my specs to run faster
> >>> on my
> >>> multi-core machines....
> >>>
> >>
> >> I haven't used deep test (this was by Dan Manges / Thoughtworks,
> >> correct?).  If I recall correctly, it only worked on test/unit.  I
> >> don't know if anyone else was working on a version for rspec...
> >>
> > Right.. There were some comments in Dan's original post about someone
> > working on rspec compatibility but as far as I can tell that never
> > made
> > it into the gem.
> >> As for spec_distributed, I had gotten it working, and as I recall, it
> >> was pretty easy to do (at least, on a non-rails project).  The
> >> documentation for that is pretty straight forward.  It solves the
> >> speed problem by throwing hardware at the problem - If you have n
> >> number of machines, your test suite should take 1/n the amount of
> >> time it usually does on one machine (assuming the machines of equal
> >> processing power).
> >>
> >
> > Does this really address the use of multicores on a single machine
> > then?  The only use I could see of this would be for running your CI
> > faster over a number of machines...
> > Thanks for you input,
>
> No - it doesn't, but it would cut your test suite in half, just as
> two processors would.
>
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to know if you took up
> the job of getting deep test to run w/ rspec.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott
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