[rspec-users] deep test with rspec?

Brian Takita brian.takita at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 16:44:36 EST 2008


On Feb 18, 2008 7:06 PM, Dan Manges <daniel.manges at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I would be interested in trying to get it to work.
>
> 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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