[rspec-users] specs run faster separately than together

Scott Taylor scott at railsnewbie.com
Wed Jan 28 15:34:15 EST 2009

On Jan 28, 2009, at 3:21 PM, Jeremy Lightsmith wrote:

> So this is weird.
> on my current project I've been working on speeding up specs, and I  
> just found that
> time rake spec => 4m 0s
> whereas
> time rake spec:controllers spec:models spec:helpers spec:lib => 2m 32s

Do those rake tasks run rake db:test:prepare, and other dependencies  
of rake spec?

How are you getting those numbers?


> (we don't have any view specs)  any idea why this might be true?  I  
> compared numbers of tests and got the same number both ways, just  
> running everything together seems to make it take almost twice as  
> long...  Is anyone else seeing this?
> If it matters, we have 1183 tests spread more or less evenly across  
> each of controllers, models, helpers, and lib.
> Jeremy
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