[rspec-users] Separating black sheep examples from the rest

Joseph Wilk joesniff at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 11:25:02 EDT 2008

Matt Wynne wrote:
> So we've got a pretty decent number of specs now, and despite my best 
> efforts, AR is just forcing us down the path of having to use database 
> interaction for some of the model specs.
Just out of curiosity, I would be interested to know how AR is forcing 
you to use database interaction in your model specs. Can you give an 

Joseph Wilk

> It's starting to get tiring to run all the specs now, which is making 
> me sad, and making me worry about how things are going to be in a few 
> months from now.
> I'd like to somehow be able to systematically mark the slow example 
> groups as being 'impure' and thus be able to choose to mostly ignore 
> them during my regular TDD cycle, just running them every so often as 
> a regression.
> I'm thinking something like this:
> describe "when there are ten users in the database", :slow => true do
> What do you think? How are other people solving this problem? Any tips 
> / thoughts on how I could implement this?
> cheers,
> Matt
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