[rspec-users] RSpec makes me want to write better code

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 13:19:32 EDT 2009


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Phlip <phlip2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
>
>> As a habit I like to abuse of the save button even if I only corrected
>> some typos in comments, or changed the indentation. Suddenly autotest would
>> kick in for nothing.
>
> Autotest sucks. If we have too many tests, it runs them all, and this slows
> us down.

Or, conversely, autotest is awesome if you take the time to learn how to use it:

http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2008/3/5/limiting-scope-of-autotest

>
> Our editor support for TDD also sucks. It should run the most recently
> edited test cases, nearly automatically. Everyone swears by Textmate, and it
> simply can't do that. Then, the Java-based editors also can't do it!
>
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